Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, met with the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba on Friday, as part of efforts to convince organised labour to call off their strike.
Shehu was at headquarters of the NLC in Abuja where he urged the labour unions to see reasons and call off the strike.
The presidential aide, who issued a statement after the visit, assured that the federal government was taking steps to get the unions to call off the strike.
According to him, the federal government has already accepted labour’s demands to re-hold the tripartite meeting on the proposed new national minimum wage.
The presidential aide revealed that the meeting between the labour leaders and the representatives of the employers of labour had been scheduled to reconvene on the 4th of October.
He said: “By its tripartite nature, the committee is made up of persons from the public sector(Federal and State Governments). The private sector is made up of the largest private employer group and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA). Other members include the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria(MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture(NACCIMA) and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises(SMES).’’