Strike: Give us time to settle, address issues – Lalong to NLC

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By Seun Opejobi

The Federal Government has urged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to suspend its proposed two-day nationwide warning strike.

Simon Lalong, the Minister of Labour and Employment, made the appeal while noting that the strike should be called off due to the economic hardship confronting Nigerians.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Lalong urged NLC to give the Federal Government time to meet its demands.

“As such action would be detrimental to the gains already being recorded on our course to securing a greater future for Nigerian workers and citizens at large.

“Furthermore, I would request that the comrade leadership of the NLC give this government some time to settle and address the issues on the ground holistically.

“It should be realised that the cabinet of this administration was only recently sworn in by Mr President, and all cabinet members have hit the ground running by receiving briefings from their MDAs.

“Therefore, the issues raised by the leadership of the NLC are some issues that I and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment are being briefed upon,” he said.

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