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Suspension Of Planned Strike: House of Reps lauds organised labour’s decision


Suspension Of Planned Strike: House of Reps lauds organised labour’s decision

The House of Representatives has commended the organised labour led by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) for suspending their planned nationwide strike, following their recent protest.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Okezie Kalu, noted that the decision of the labour union was aligned with the best interest of the Nigerian people and economy.

Moreover, he observed that the strike would have caused a severe negative impact on the economy.

According to Kalu, the government’s engagement with labour was a necessary approach towards finding a lasting solution to the current economic challenges in Nigeria.

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He appreciated everyone who played a part in the agreement that was reached by both parties, highlighting that dialogue was the key to obtaining a positive outcome.

He added that reasoning and dialogue would always lead to better agreements.

He said: “We have come to a place where reasoning and dialogue to resolve issues is the ultimate.”

He commended the federal government for budgeting N100 million to procure CNG-powered buses and for making provision for the procurement of CNG kits to kick-start the process of conversion in the country.

He expressed confidence in the ability of the President to engage the productive sector in the country and not help drive the economic recovery process.

According to him, the third quarter microeconomic report states that oil production moved from 1.2 million barrels per day to 1.45 million barrels per day.

He said that even though there has been an improvement, more still needs to be done while there is a need to work in synergy to optimise oil production.

Kalu said the conversation of the Parliament should be focused on how to move the country forward.

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