22 May 2016
Barely reaching a week since the call for an industrial action against the new price of fuel, the Ayuba Wabba faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended the strike. This was announced by the leader of the union on Sunday.
The NLC President however added that the Congress would continue to resist wrong legislation, policies and programmes that would impact negatively on the lives of ordinary Nigerians.
The decision to call off the strike was reached immediately after a meeting with it sub-organization – the National Working Committee and the National executive where deliberations on the strike were made and talks on ways forward.
The President of the NLC, Wabba said that the strike was called off due to the intervention of good-willing Nigerians. He mentioned the national leader of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu as one of them.
Apart from fuel hike reasons that informed the strike, Comrade Wabba stated that there was also unjustifiable and illegal hike in electricity tariff. NLC also stated that they had plans to resume negotiation of their demands with the Federal Government and approach resolving the issue that prompted the strike.