STRIKE: Minister Lalong begs labour, says govt working on wage award to workers

Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, on Monday, appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to shelve its proposed 21-day indefinite strike and give the government more time to resolve all pending issues.

The former Plateau State governor also gave the assurance that the government would soon conclude the issue of wage award to Nigerian workers which is one of the demands of the labour union.

Lalong who gave the assurance when he hosted a delegation of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) led by its National Chairman, Alhaji Ibikunle Baruwa, who were on a thank-you visit to his office in Abuja, urged the NLC to see reasons with the government and allow for more deliberations.