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Labour strike: FG urges NLC to embrace dialogue



The Federal Government, on Monday, urged the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to adopt dialogue as the primary method for addressing concerns surrounding the removal of the petrol subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

Simon Lalong, the Minister of Labour, shared this information during his introductory remarks at the gathering between government delegates and the NLC.

Lalong, in the company of the Minister of State for Labour, Nkeiru Onyejeocha, and ministry personnel, expressed his gratitude to the Labour Centre for heeding the ministry’s invitation.

Continuing his statement, the former governor of Plateau State emphasized his willingness to cooperate with union members in the quest for lasting resolutions that would bring benefits to all Nigerians.

He said,

Amidst growing concerns of an indefinite strike, it was widely reported that the Minister had proactively reached out to the officials of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to schedule a meeting today.

Earlier, NLC and its affiliated unions recently initiated a two-day nationwide strike aimed at voicing their concerns regarding what they perceive as the implementation of “anti-poor” policies under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu.