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Strike begins tomorrow as Nigerian gov’t, labour union meeting ends in deadlock


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Wednesday said it will proceed on its scheduled industrial strike starting on Thursday.

The decision followed failure to reach an agreement with the Federal Government after a marathon meeting.

The leadership of the NLC met with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja on Wednesday to reach an agreement but the meeting ended in a deadlock.

Ayuba Wabba, the president of NLC said that the meeting ended in a deadlock as the parties failed to reach an agreement.

He noted that the strike will hold as earlier announced.

Speaking at the end of the meeting with the government delegation, he noted that the failure of both parties to reach an agreement on the issues raised means the strike will proceed as scheduled.

The meeting between the minister, tripartite committee on minimum wage and labour leaders, was called to address the concerns raised by organised labour, but it failed to reach an agreement.

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