Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has taken steps to avert the impending nationwide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress, billed to commence tomorrow.
The labour union had threatened to embark on the nationwide industrial action, if the cash crunch, fuel scarcity and electricity tariff increase were not addressed.
Responding to the strike threat by the NLC, Dr. Ngige invited NLC leadership and the Central Bank of Nigeria’s management to a meeting in his office to resolve their differences.
The ten-man delegation of the NLC was led by its President, Joe Ajaero, and General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, while the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele was accompanied by two Deputy Governors.
Meanwhile the National Executive Committee of NLC will meet today to take a decision on the planned strike.