The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress on behalf of organized labour has given clarity for postponing its earlier planned nationwide strike. This was revealed in a joint communiqué.
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They also stated that the apex Nigerian goverment intimate them the state of the economy and the motive behind the recent Electricity Tariffic restructuring and deregulation of the downstream sector of the Petroleum Industry.
A section of the communique read thus, “Recognising the public outcry and protest over the recent Federal Government twin policies on Electricity Tariff Reform and full implementation of deregulation of the downstream sector of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry resulting in the planned nationwide industrial action by Organised Labour;
“Bearing in mind the spiral and negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on world economy,
“Further bearing in mind that due to impact of COVID-19 pandemic the world is undergoing socio-economic transition which has affected price stability, sustainability of enterprises, employment, and other socio-economic indices
“Acknowledging that the spiral and negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy has given rise to the need for a new socio-economic order;
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