Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Friday met with the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba, as part of efforts to convince organised labour to call off their business movement.
Shehu turned into at headquarters of the NLC in Abuja in which he advised the labour unions to see motives and make halt the strike.
The presidential aide, who issued an assertion after the visit, confident that the federal government became taking steps to get the unions to call off the strike.
According to him, the federal authorities has already accepted labour’s demands to reconvene the national assembly on the proposed new national minimal wage.
“The Presidency on Friday stepped up efforts to convince labour unions inside the Nation to call off their strike following the earlier assembly at which the authorities ordinary their demand to reconvene the tripartite meeting at the proposed new country wide minimal wage.”
The presidential aide found out that the assembly among the labour leaders and the representatives of the employers of labour were scheduled to reconvene on 4ht oct.
He said: “By its tripartite nature, the committee is made from folks from the public region, (Federal and State Governments) and the private quarter made of the biggest non-public business enterprise group and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).
“Other contributors encompass the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES).’’
Shehu stated that invitation letters had in view that been dispatched to all of the individuals.
“At the instant, the Presidency understands that the blended management of the unions, having met and deliberated on the position of the authorities had now set in motion a system of consultations with their constituent participants to determine their next line of motion.
“The Presidency desires to guarantee that the federal government is taking every step important to get the unions to call off the strike,’’ he maintained.