The organised labour last night suspended the indefinite strike it started on Tuesday over the assault on the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress Joe Ajaero in Imo State on November 1.
The strike had crippled government and business activities at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and in most states.
Daily Trust reports that the labour leaders, at their extra-ordinary National Executive Council meeting resolved to suspend the strike following the intervention of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.
“We’ve just finished extra-ordinary NEC meeting. We have considered all the appeals made to us by the NSA during our meeting in his office in the afternoon. We shall give him time to coordinate the investigations as promised,” the General Secretary of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employee (AUPCTRE), Sikiru Waheed, told reporters.
He added, “Arising from the just-concluded joint NEC session of NLC and TUC to give consideration to the plea of Federal Government at a meeting held today (yesterday) at the office of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, the meeting resolved that the ongoing national strike is hereby suspended.
“The labour movement appreciates you all for your commitments towards the success of the industrial action. You are hereby directed to resume your official functions from tomorrow Thursday 16th November, 2023. Thank you.”