The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its five-day national industrial action embarked upon to protest against the increase in the price of petrol from N86.5 to N145.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who announced the suspension yesterday after an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC), said the congress would also be resuming negotiation with the Federal Government.
He said: “After due consultation with its constituents the NLC resolved to suspend with immediate effect, the action it commenced on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
“The action is thus hereby suspended. Congress will resume negotiations with government on the twin issues of the hike in electricity tariff and an increase in the pump price of petrol products and any other issue that may arise thereof.
“The Congress will continue to resist wrong legislations, policies and programmes and will always act in the best interest of Nigerians as it remains the only pan-Nigerian organisation not affected by religion, region, creed, partisanship or primordial sentiments.”