SGF summons Labour to emergency meeting over strike

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SFG), George Akume has summoned organised labour to an emergency meeting in order to avert the ongoing strike over a new national minimum wage.

President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Comrade Festus Osifo confirmed this to our correspondent on Monday, June 3.

Osifo said labour leaders comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and TUC were heading to the SGF office for the meeting.

“Yes, we are heading there now,” Osifo confirmed to our correspondent.

A source, who is attending the meeting, said the outcome would determine if labour would call off the ongoing strike which paralysed economic activities on Monday.

On Monday, the nationwide strike called by organised labour paralysed economic activities nationwide.

Banks, schools, flights, and other economic activities were disrupted on Monday as a result of the ongoing strike.

Meanwhile, the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage had invited organised Labour to a meeting on Tuesday.

The invitation to labour was obtained by our correspondent on Monday in Abuja.

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