President Buhari has stepped up efforts to ensure that the ongoing NLC, TUC nationwide seven days warning strike comes to an end in the shortest possible time.

Labour had on Thursday embarked on a seven days warning strike to press home their demand for a new minimum wage structure for both Federal and State workers.

The unions accused the government of not showing the required enthusiasm towards bettering the life of the Nigerian worker.

However, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, noted that the meeting between the labour leadership and the representatives of the employers of labor is now scheduled to reconvene on Thursday 4th October.

He said “By its tripartite nature, the committee is made up of persons from the public sector, (Federal and State Governments) and the private sector made up of the largest private employer group and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).

“Other members include the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES).
“Invitation letters have since been dispatched to all the participants. At the moment, the Presidency understands that the combined leadership of the unions, having met and deliberated on the position of the government have now set in motion a process of consultations with their constituent members to determine their next line of action.” he said
He said that the Presidency wished to assure that the federal government is taking every step necessary to get the unions to call off the strike.

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