Federal Government allays fear as NLC ultimatum ends today
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on September 21, 2023
The news at noon, Hours to the end of the 21-day ultimatum issued by the organised labour, the Federal Government said it has no fears about a potential economic shutdown.
This is despite last Monday’s parley being deadlocked as both parties failed to see eye-to-eye on the labour unions’ demands over the removal of petrol subsidy.
Days earlier, Minister of Labour, Simon Lalong met the organised labour in Abuja, however, both parties failed to reach a consensus as the Nigerian Labour Congress insisted that the FG must meet its demands ahead of the 21-day ultimatum it issued on September 1.
The union had handed down the 21-day ultimatum over the delay in sharing palliatives, saying it might be compelled to declare an indefinite labour action if its demands were not met.
It said all is set for a total shutdown of the economy, which would start at the expiration of the ultimatum tomorrow.