The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on has suspended its five-day warning strike in Kaduna on Wednesday.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja, said the decision to suspend the strike was to honour the Federal Government’s invitation to mediate in the dispute.
According to him, the meeting between the federal government and the organized labour will take place on Thursday in Abuja.
The NLC embarked on the strike last Monday to protest the sack of several local government workers by the Kaduna State government.
The Minister of Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige sent personal letters to both Governor el-Rufai and the NLC president, Wabba, to invite them for the meeting.
Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Charles Akpan, said the minister “has, therefore, invited the two parties to the trade dispute, the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Na- sir el-Rufai and top officials of the state on one hand as well as the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and top NLC leaders on the other hand, to an emergency conciliation meeting by 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at the office of the Minister of labour and Employment, Federal Secretariat, Abuja.”
The minister further directed the two parties to maintain the status quo antebellum, pending the resolution of the issues in contention.