NLC Suspend Strike 24 Hours Later As  President Tinubu, Senate Intervene 

After 24 hours of nationwide protests against the removal of the fuel subsidy, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has confirmed that its planned strike has been suspended.
Hakeem Ambali, the NLC’s national treasurer, announced this in a succinct message on Thursday.
Ambali claims that the planned strike was suspended on Wednesday as a result of the Senate and President Bola Tinubu’s intervention.
He added that the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Congress came before the decision to suspend the industrial action in the statement he provided to The Punch.
He wrote: “ Protest suspended due to the Senate intervention and meeting with President Tinubu yesternight.”
Ambali further expressed that the NLC gave themselves an 8-week mandate that, from June 19th to August 19th, the entire issue would be dispensed with.
Recall that the Organised Labour suspended its proposed strike action, 24 hours after embarking on nationwide protests against the removal of fuel subsidy.
Trade Union of Nigeria (TUC) President, Festus Osifo, made this known while appearing on Arise News on Thursday.
Recall that Organised Labour on Wednesday protested across the nation to press home their demand over the removal of fuel subsidies.
Initially, the NLC had noted that it would only suspend its strike following a show of seriousness on the side of the government.
During the protest in Abuja on Wednesday, angry protesters pulled down the gates of the National Assembly in a bid to gain access to the premises so as to meet with the lawmakers.
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