May 19, 2024
Organised Labour Considers Federal Government’s Proposals Ahead of Planned Strike
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Organised Labour Considers Federal Government’s Proposals Ahead of Planned Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) say they will consider the federal government’s offers before taking a final position on the imminent strike slated to begin tomorrow, 3 October.

Offers made by the government at a meeting yesterday include a N25,000 pay increase for all “treasury-paid” federal workers and a 6-month suspension of Value Added Tax on diesel.

In a statement released after the meeting, the Minister of Information & National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, also announced an agreement to constitute a sub-committee to work out the details of implementing all the items for consideration.

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The meeting was attended by Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, as well as Governor of Kwara State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdulrazak Abdulrahman; and Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State who attended virtually. 

Also present were the Ministers of Finance, Labour and Employment, and Humanitarian Affairs

The labour delegation was led by NLC President, Joe Ajaero; NLC General Secretary, Emma Ugboaja; Deputy President, TUC; Tommy Etim Okon; and TUC General Secretary, Nuhu Toro.

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