The labor unions in Nigeria have declared the halt of their countrywide demonstrations opposing the elimination of fuel subsidies.
According to the report the decision was made after a crucial meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during which the labor leaders extracted vital commitments from the government to address their concerns.
Osifosaid, the government has made pledges to initiate significant reforms in response to the union’s demands.
“The protest has been called off because the government has promised that within the next week, a lot of things will be put in place,” stated Osifo, expressing the labor leaders’ contentment with the government’s assurances.
The government has made concessions to address workers’ compensation concerns by establishing a committee to review the minimum wage. Palliative measures will also be implemented to alleviate the effects of the fuel price increase, which has been a major point of contention for the unions.
Although organized labor has halted their protests, Osifo stressed that the unions will be keeping a watchful eye on the government’s efforts to fulfill their promises. If the government falls short of its commitments, the strike may resume.
Wednesday’s nationwide protests marked the first large-scale demonstrations witnessed since the administration of President Tinubu, who took office in May.