Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called on the Nigeria Labour Force (NLC), the Federal Government and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to work in accord in order to avert Tuesday’s proposed nationwide strike.
Saraki made this passionate plea in a statement through his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu on Monday, where he appealed to both parties to agree on a common goal for the best interest of workers in Nigeria.
“My Appeal is for the two sides to immediately move fast, shift from their extreme positions and create a new middle ground in the negotiations for the new minimum wage. The shift in positions can be done even before the period of the commencement of the proposed strike action so that we do not further create tension within the economy.
“At this point, the interest of the people should be paramount in our minds. Any labour strike will cause inconvenience and discomfort to our people. While the government and labour are representing the interest of the people, it is important to also ensure we avoid any action that will not show sensitivity and sensibility to the plight of the people”, Saraki stated.
By Augustine Akhilomen