NLC holds off nationwide indefinite strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has put on hold its national strike regarding the Naira scarcity, which was earlier scheduled for Wednesday, 29 March.

The pressure group had previously said that the strike was going to be indefinite, during which its protesters would demonstrate at various branches of the CBN across several states in the country.

However, the NLC announced the suspension of the strike on Tuesday, 28 March after its National Executive Council meeting, giving the apex bank a two-week ultimatum to ensure flow of Naira notes across the country.

According to reports, the group had given the Federal Government one week to sort out the petrol price inflation too.

Joe Ajaero, the NLC national president, said the decision to send picket groups across several CBN branches became necessary as the Federal Government and the CBN failed to show any serious concern to the impending issues.