NLC Suspends Planned One-Day Warning Strike, Rally

NLCPlans by the Nigeria Labour Congress to embark on a one-day strike in Lagos and Abuja, has been suspended.

The industrial action, meant to press for the payment of Nigerian pensioners, was supposed to hold today but in a statement by the NLC President, Comrade Abdulwahed Omar and acting General Secretary, Chris Uyot, the congress said the decision was taken “in consideration of the fact that the Federal Government has sufficiently met with the demands of the Congress and National Union of Pensioners (NUP).”

The demands, according to the statement include “the setting up of a joint committee headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to harmonise payments as well as resolve sundry matters connected with pension payment and administration of pension funds.”

The congress however threatened “to resume without warning the suspended action if by the end of April or there about, the federal government fails to implement all it has promised to do.”

Information Nigeria reports that the NLC met President Goodluck Jonathan Monday night where the Federal Government accepted to “restore the check-off dues of the NUP which had been withheld for one year.”