The Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended its ongoing industrial action in Imo State.
The suspension of the strike was announced by a statement issued by the NLC National President, Joe Ajaero.
The statement disclosed that the suspension of the strike was due to interventions made by “highly respected and well- meaning Nigerians from within and outside Imo state.”
The statement stated that the lifting of the industrial action was to enable residents of the state vote the candidates of their choices during this Saturday’s House of Assembly elections in the state.
It therefore warned that if at the end of two weeks, the state government failed to reverse its anti- Labour policies, NLC would resume the industrial action in the state.
The statement read, “Due to persistent interventions by highly respected and well-meaning Nigerians from within and outside Imo State; assurances by agents of the state government to make amends; and especially, in order to have an enabling environment for citizens in the state to perform their civic duty on Saturday, March 18 by way of voting for State House of Assembly candidates of their choice, on behalf of the Nigeria Labour Congress, I hereby announce the suspension of the ongoing strike action in Imo state.
“The suspension is expected to last two weeks during which the state government or its agencies are expected to meet up with the demands of the workers in the state.
“In the event this window of opportunity is not being utilised, the Nigeria Labour Congress will be left with no choice than to resume the suspended action with more ferocity.”