The Nigeria Labour Congress (N.L.C) has halted its ongoing industrial action in Imo State.
N.L.C National President, Joe Ajaero confirmed this, saying the suspension of the strike was due to interventions made by “highly respected and well- meaning Nigerians from within and outside” the state.
The N.L.C pointed out that suspending the strike should allow Imo residents vote candidates participate in this Saturday’s House of Assembly election in the state, adding that they’ll resume the strike afterwards. Their condition for a calling off the strike completely is if the state government agrees to reverse its anti-Labour policies.
N.L.C released a statement, which reads:
“Due to persistent interventions by highly respected and well-meaning Nigerians from within and outside Imo State; assurances by agents of the state government to make amends; and especially, in order to have an enabling environment for citizens in the state to perform their civic duty on Saturday, March 18 by way of voting for State House of Assembly candidates of their choice, on behalf of the Nigeria Labour Congress, I hereby announce the suspension of the ongoing strike action in Imo state.
“The suspension is expected to last two weeks during which the state government or its agencies are expected to meet up with the demands of the workers in the state.
“In the event this window of opportunity is not being utilised, the Nigeria Labour Congress will be left with no choice than to resume the suspended action with more ferocity.”