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FG TO RESUME PAYMENT OF WAGE AWARD: PLEADS WITH NLC, TUC TO WITHDRAW 14-Day ULTIMATUM     

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FG TO RESUME PAYMENT OF WAGE AWARD: PLEADS WITH NLC, TUC TO WITHDRAW 14-Day ULTIMATUM                                                                    12-02-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                    The Federal Government has assured the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) of resuming the payment of wage award to workers this Week.

Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, gave the assurance in Abuja at a meeting with the leadership of the two labour centres on account of their ultimatum to government on the implementation of the 16-point agreement reached with them on 2nd October, 2023.

Onyejeocha also appealed to the Organized Labour to withdraw their 14-day ultimatum, as government had stepped up efforts to complete the implementation of that agreement.

The Minister had convened the meeting to brief the Labour centres on the progress of the implementation of the agreement, and to reaffirm government’s commitment to the agreement.

“It is true we entered into an agreement, but the government has shown good faith, and considering the urgency of the issue at hand, I called this meeting because dialogue has always been the best way out, and we are all for the well-being of our people. I am here to show good cause on why some agreement has not been met.’’ She noted.

On the CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) buses, Programme Director and Chief Executive of the Presidential CNG initiative, Mr Michael Oluwagbemi, said that the government had made 70% payment for the procurement of new CNG buses and CNG kits.

Mr Oluwagbemi said while some of the buses are ready, they expect to start assembling others locally including the tricycles between March and April 2024.

The meeting agreed on an immediate joint inspection visit to the Port Harcourt Refinery for Labour to confirm the reported progress made in getting the refinery back to operation.

Onyejeocha maintained that some items in the agreement could only be achieved in stages, as she hoped that the discussion would lead to the rescinding of the ultimatum by labour.

She expressed assurance of President’s sincerity of purpose and unflinching dedication to the implementation of that agreement.

The Minister appealed to Organized Labour to withdraw their ultimatum.

“I plead with you to sheath your sword. We have been showing good faith; it is just that it is not commensurate with your expectations; but I promise you that we will surpass your expectation this time, and I believe that everything will go well,” she said.

President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, enjoined the Federal Government to be committed to the deadline of the 14-day ultimatum, which started on 9th February 2024, by ensuring the implementation of that agreement.

Comrade Ajaero declared their resolve to stand by their ultimatum, and stated that every party to the agreement should endeavour to live up to expectation for the interest of Nigerians and the government.

He stated that organised labour would always fulfil its part of the bargain, so long as the federal government would do same.

He said: “We have a lot of respect for you, Hon. Minister, that’s why we are here. We don’t need to beg government to do what is right. Let me tell you, we, the organized labour, are the ones managing crisis in this country for the government; if not, we wouldn’t be here today discussing these issues.”

The Deputy President of TUC, Dr Tommy Okon demanded immediate implementation of the signed aggreement.

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