The organised labour involved comprised the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC).
Ugwuanyi made the announcement when he addressed a delegation from the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), comprising members of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) and Medical and Health Workers Sector Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), at the Government House, Enugu.
Osita Nwanisobi, Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, made the call at a one-day interactive and enlightenment session with Organised Labour and Civil Society in the South on Saturday in Lagos.
In a statement on Tuesday signed by its president, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, and secretary-general, Comrade Musa-Lawal Ozigi, the congress said the market should be left open if the government truly wants to be sincere in addressing the problem of the sector.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by TUC president, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, and Secretary General, Comrade (Barr.) Musa-Lawal Ozigi.
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.
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.
It said to come up with such an idea at a time the nation is still grappling with the effect of the coronavirus pandemic and millions of people have been rendered jobless for months is wicked and ungodly.
The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, said this on Monday in Abuja, in a statement, he jointly signed with President, Trade Union Congress (TUC), Quadri Olaleye.
Oyetola, however, urged the workers to approach their jobs with renewed vigour and commitment.
The workers who spoke, through the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Virginus Nwobodo and his Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) counterpart, Comrade Benneth Asogwa, during the occasion of this year’s May Day celebration, held at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, appreciated Gov. Ugwuanyi, who was present at the annual event, for his unequalled resilience in the approval and payment of the new N30,000 minimum wage and its consequential adjustment to the state workers.
The Governor approved 10 hectares of land in Idera, Ibeju Lekki, and Badagry for workers housing schemes.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress began the strike Tuesday midnight, after the ultimatum given to the state government lapsed.
This was the second time in eight years that Nigeria would focus on the deregulation of the downstream sector. The same arguments, at different times, under different administrations, and with different reactions and outcomes.
Yakubu Garba, the state Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Minna.
Yakubu Garba, the state Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna that NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) would embark on industrial action if government refused to heed their demands.
Yakubu Suleiman, IPMAN’s National Public Relations Officer, said in a statement that the decision was taken by the organisation’s National Executive Council after an emergency meeting in Abuja.
Nigeria’s leading labour and civil society organisations in a statement on Wednesday also expressed solidarity with the wave of protests spurred by the May 25 killing of 46-year-old US citizen, George Floyd.
Its President, Quadri Olaleye, and Secretary-General, Musa-Lawal Ozigi, made the call in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos.
The state NLC Chairman, Sunday Adeleye-Oluwole, said this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Akure.