Labour unions to suspend protest after meeting Tinubu in Aso Villa

Bola Tinubu with NLC, TUC leaders

The Presidency has said that the organised labour will suspend its nationwide protest after a meeting with President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday.

The president’s special adviser on special duties, communications and strategy Dele Alake made this known in a statement.

The statement read, “The leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress led by its President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, and that of Trade Union Congress, Comrade Festus Usifo, held a meeting with President Bola Tinubu Wednesday evening at the State House, Abuja.

“Consequent upon the fruitful and frank discussion with President Tinubu and their confidence in his ability to encourage open and honest consideration of all the issues put forward by the Labour Movement, the Labour Leaders resolved to stop further protest.

“They opted for further constructive engagement with the government to resolve all outstanding issues as they affect the working people and Nigerians in general.


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“President Tinubu gave his commitment to the Labour leaders that the Port Harcourt refineries will start production by December 2023 after the completion of the ongoing rehabilitation contract between NNPCL and Italian firm, Maire Tecnimont SpA.

“President Tinubu assured the Labour leaders that he would continue to work for the best interest of Nigeria while pleading with the Labour leaders to join hands with him to birth a better and economically buoyant country.”

The statement noted that those present at the meeting with Tinubu alongside the labour leaders were Mr Alake, and NNPCL group managing director, Mele Kyari.