On Wednesday night, the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress terminated the current strike. According to the unions, the suspension was prompted by Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Adviser.
According to reports, the meeting, which began a few minutes after 7 p.m., lasted about an hour, during which various affiliates and state chapters discussed the conclusion of the meeting between organised labour leaders and Ribadu.
Tommy Etim, the TUC’s National Deputy Vice-President, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.
“The NEC of the NLC and the TUC have suspended the strike. We did this based on our trust for the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, who gave us his words, he said.
Yesterday afternoon, the labour leaders met with Ribadu and the Minister of Labour, Simon Lalong, in the NSA Office.
The NSA had announced that the men responsible for Ajaero’s brutalization had been apprehended.
The organised labour movement is protesting the brutalization of its National President, Joe Ajaero, as well as the government’s refusal to fully implement some of the agreements struck on October 2.