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Nigeria Police Urges Organized Labour to Halt Planned Strike

The Nigeria Police Force has called on organized labour to halt the planned strike and return to negotiations with the Federal Government.

In a statement issued by Force Public Relations Officer Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Monday, the police emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and order, warning that the strike could lead to increased tension and political instability.

The police urged organized labour to proceed with ongoing deliberations at the Tripartite Committee, which is focused on determining a new minimum wage, and shelve the planned strike.

This decision is crucial to prevent hardships on the public and maintain order and stability in the country.

The Nigeria Police Force assured the public that ample deployments have been made across the country to ensure citizens can go about their lawful duties without hindrance.

Therefore, all members of the public are encouraged to remain calm and continue with their daily activities.

The police statement comes as reports indicate that the nationwide industrial action over minimum wage demands is set to begin today (Monday).

A meeting convened by National Assembly leaders on Sunday night failed to achieve its objective, as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Unions Congress (TUC) insisted on proceeding with the strike.

The meeting, presided over by Senate President Godswill Akpabio and House of Representatives Speaker Tajudeen Abbas, was attended by NLC President Joe Ajaero and his TUC counterpart Festus Osifo.

Osifo said after the meeting that the Senate President appealed to them to call off the strike, but they cannot do so because they have other organs that need to be consulted.

The strike action will therefore commence, while discussions with their organs continue.

The Nigeria Police Force has urged organized labour to act responsibly and prioritize dialogue and legal avenues to resolving existing grievances.

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