Wabba gave the advice in a statement entitled ‘A worthy sacrifice for a workforce’, issued on Tuesday in Abuja to mark the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir.
This was contained in a statement by a Deputy Director in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that labour had on June 15 embarked on strike to press for full implementation of the new national minimum wage and pending promotion among other welfare issues.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said this while addressing newsmen at the end of an emergency National Executive Council meeting of the congress in Abuja on Tuesday.
The congress directed its State councils and affiliate unions to mobilise for the latest action.
The NLC and TUC, being a significant part of the ILO’s tripartite partnership with workers’ representatives, government, and employers, are expected to collaborate with their affiliate unions and associations to implement the project
The NLC also threatened a fresh nationwide strike in a letter addressed to President on Friday in Abuja.
Uchenna Ekwe, the Head of International Relations Department, Liaison to National Assembly, NLC, made the appeal on Tuesday during the public hearing by the House of Representatives Committee on 1999 Constitution Review holding in Enugu.
The council said though industrial actions are lawful means of seeking rights from the government, the current strike in Kaduna State is unfortunate, inauspicious and capable of compounding the already precarious situations prevailing in the state, and the country in general.
Kaduna State government on Tuesday announced the dismissal of nurses on Grade Level 14 and below for joining a five-day warning strike called by the NLC.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that banks, schools, markets and other businesses, including public offices, have been open for business.
The office is the meeting point of workers in the state who are protesting the sacking of their colleagues by the state government.
It made the clarification in a communiqué issued after the emergency virtual meeting of the National Executive Council of the Congress held on Tuesday, 18th May 2021 on the ongoing workers’ strike in Kaduna State, presided over by Comrade Quadri Olaleye.
In a statement on Tuesday signed by SERAP deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, the organisation said: “Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Kaduna state authorities must end the harassment and intimidation of NLC leaders and withdraw the illegal statement declaring Wabba and other NLC leaders ‘wanted’.
The Deputy President of NLC, Ameachi Asugwuni said this while reacting to attack by thugs on peaceful protesters on Tuesday in Kaduna.
He vowed they will be prosecuted, accusing them of unwanton destruction of public properties and disruption of peace.
The President of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, declared the protest open on Monday.
The ASUU Chairperson, Dr Peter Adamu gave the directive in a circular to the members of the union, issued in Kaduna on Monday.
The organised labour, which comprises the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating Committee, met Governor Kayode Fayemi in a closed-door meeting on the state of the economy.
Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state and Chairman of the forum said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.