Kalu Praise Organized Labour Over Suspended Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which lead organized labour, have received praise from the House of Representatives for suspending their proposed statewide strike.

This was contained in a statement by the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Okezie Kalu, on Tuesday, stating that the decision of the labour union to suspend the strike was in the best interest of the nation and the economy.

The Nigerian economy would have received a severe jolt, in Kalu’s opinion, if organized Labor had started the anticipated strike.

He said the dialogue between the government and labour was part of ways of finding a solution to the challenge facing the country.

The dialogue with the government and organized labor was also praised by Kalu, who noted that it demonstrated how discussion will always produce advantageous outcomes.

He said, “We have come to a place where reasoning and dialogue to resolve issues is the ultimate.”

He lauded the federal government for allocating N100 million towards the acquisition of CNG-powered buses and for making arrangements to purchase CNG kits to initiate the conversion process across the nation. 

He expressed his trust in the President’s capacity to engage with productive sectors within Nigeria and drive economic recovery efforts forward.

As per his account, the microeconomic report for Q3 indicates a surge in oil production from 1.2 million barrels per day to 1.45 million barrels per day.

Kalu stated that while there has been some progress, further advancements are necessary to fully optimize oil production. He emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts in achieving the goal.

Additionally, he suggested that parliamentary discussions should prioritize strategies for advancing the nation as a whole.

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