The President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba has reacted to the reports making a round-up that the organized labour may go on a nationwide strike for the full implementation of the new minimum wage.
Concise News gathered that Wabba on Friday said the congress would apply all available means to resolve disputes in the country as there were no such plans for a strike in a statement made available to the newsmen.
According to him, before the union embarks on any mass action or street protest, the issue(s) in contestation will be debated by the appropriate organs of the Congress.
“We would wish to inform our members and affiliate unions, civil society allies and the general public that the Nigeria Labour Congress is neither organizing nor getting associated with any mass action or street protest over any issue in any part or every part of the country in the days ahead.
“Similarly, the decision to do a mass action or any form of protest is usually taken by those organs.
“Accordingly, we wish to state unambiguously that neither has such an issue arose nor a debate for a mass action taken place, let alone a decision to proceed on mass action,” he said.
He, however, said the Congress respects the right of the citizenry to freely associate and hold an opinion and to peacefully protest against any policy or policies with which they disagree.