The Nigerian government and the Nigerian Labour Congress NLC have reached an agreement on electricity tariff, for that reason the planned industrial action has been suspended.
Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Labour and employment (State) disclosed that the new agreement involves the suspension of the new electricity tariff hike for two weeks.
Keyamo in a tweet announced that the agreement was reached at 2:53 am and government has also promised to roll out palliative in two weeks.
Recall that NLC had fixed 28th of September for the commencement of strike over fuel increment and electricity tariff hike. The Labour union also announced negotiation meeting with the federal government.
“FG & LABOUR reached agreement at 2:53am. Deregulation to stay as Govt rolls out palliatives for labour (details in 2 weeks); Electricity tariffs suspended by Govt for 2 weeks with a joint Committee headed by @fkeyamo to examine the justification for the new policy. Strike suspended.”