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Nationwide Strike: Senate to meet FG, NLC over planned action

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The Senate on Monday directed its leadership to meet with the Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress to avert the impending nationwide strike action.

The NLC had given the Federal Government an ultimatum to rescind the fuel subsidy removal or face a nationwide strike beginning from Wednesday, August 2, 2023.

The Labour body is currently mobilising its affiliate unions to ensure that the industrial action is successful and total.

The resolution of the Senate followed a motion titled: “Urgent need to avert impending nationwide strike being called by the Nigeria Labour Congress over the removal of fuel subsidy” sponsored by Senator Sulaiman Kawu (NNPP-Kano South).

Kawu in his lead debate insisted that the strike would have a devastating effect on the nation’s economy if allowed to hold.

Senators Isah Jibrin, Seriake Dickson, and Solomon Adeola supported the motion.

They called on the NLC to shelve the proposed strike and allow the palliatives being planned by the Federal Government to ameliorate the suffering of the people, The Punch reports.


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