Pedro Obi, National President of NANS, made the appeal at a news briefing in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Saturday.
The protest took place in front of NAFDAC’s office at Plot 1, Industrial Estate, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Isolo, Lagos State.
This was contained in a New Year message by Comrades Festus Osifo, President, and Nuhu Toro, Secretary General, on Wednesday.
A press statement signed on Monday, by Comrade Nuhu A. Toro, TUC Secretary General, said the alleged strike is scheduled to take off at midnight, December 18, 2023.
Festus Osifo, President of TUC, said this when he addressed newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.
While one might be tempted to view the labour leaders’ mission in Imo State as pristine, the underlying factors are what give them out as hypocrites who have politicised unionism to achieve parochial political interests.
Uwak made the commendation in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.
The unions said the suspension followed the intervention of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.
It also accused the government of repeatedly flouting court orders, all the while, demanding strict adherence to judicial rulings from other institutions.
The News Agency of Nigeria observed that students from various public primary and secondary schools were seen on the roads and streets, heading back home.
The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said this in a statement.
NLC, TUC to embark on nationwide strike from midnight
The declaration of strike was announced on Friday at a press briefing by the union leaders..
This was disclosed in a statement by the Chairman, Committee on Employment , Labour and Productivity, Diket Plang.
The Organized Labour industrial action is scheduled to begin, Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
Accordingly, among other agreements, NLC and TUC agreed to consider these offers by the Federal Government with a view to suspending the strike action scheduled to commence on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Shortly following the statement by the Honourable Minister, the Chief of Staff to President Asiwaju Tinubu, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila announced that the Government has reviewed upward the proposed additional payment to federal government employees from N25,000 to N35,000. Certainly, this may have been necessitated by demands from labour leaders who were early reported to have rejected the N25,000 offer made by President Asiwaju Tinubu.
In a last ditch effort to stave off the planned nationwide strike, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has invited Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) for another emergency meeting at the Presidential Villa.
The TUC had in a letter signed by its Secretary General, Nuhu Toro, urged all its affiliates to begin mobilisation of members.
The Organised Labour made its position known in a letter after the meeting was called off on Friday.
The Federal Government has told the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria why it cannot go on its scheduled strike.