The NEC has asked the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to continue talking to each other in their pursuit of better working conditions.
In addition, the Council urged the unions to call off the statewide indefinite strike that was set to begin on October 3.
Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang made this announcement to state house correspondents after Thursday’s NEC meeting in Abuja.
He said the country was facing a difficult juncture, and that several states had assumed responsibility for the labor crisis after taking power in May.
He claims that several of these states have only recently ended their crises, therefore it would be unfair to the workers if they went back to strike action.
According to Plateau’s governor, the anticipated industrial action would have a significant impact on the national and state economies.
He said the NEC was deeply concerned about the state of the country and has issued an appeal to Nigerians for calm and tolerance.
On October 3, 2023, the National Economic Council (NEC) discussed the proposed indefinite strike by the National leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
The Council also recognized the potential economic and national security consequences of the strike and urged its members to maintain communication with their respective state governments.
It urges them to put off the action and keep talking to the federal government. This, he explained, was the Council’s main argument.