The Nigeria Labour Congress has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike on Monday, August 14, 2023, if the lawsuit filed against the Congress by the Federal Ministry of Justice is not withdrawn by Friday, August 11.
The decision is said to have emerged during the NLC National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja on Thursday.
In a statement signed by the NLC President Joe Ajaero, the lawsuit was described as “anti-democracy.”
The leaders of NLC and the Trade Union Congress agreed to suspend their nationwide protest on Thursday, after having a successful meeting with President Bola Tinubu and the Senate on Wednesday.
After the meeting, the Congress told their supporters that their meeting with the President was fruitful and he has promised to revitalise the Port Harcourt refinery before the end of this year. Amongst their demands from the Federal Government is to fix the four refineries in order to reduce the cost of fuel price.
Although, the Congress has called off the protests, but a lawsuit from the Ministry of Justice is already before the National Industrial Court. And reacting to this, the Congress vows to commerce on nationwide comprehensive strike if the “contemptuous court summons” is not withdrawn.