Labour leaders have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his involvement in stopping the planned strike action by the organised labour
Virginus Nwobodo, the Enugu state NLC chairman said President Buhari was proactive in his action over the minimum wage and he is optimistic that the minimum wage would be fully implemented before the end of the month if the government is sincere and interested in redeeming its image.
Nwobodo made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday, November 7.
He said although the intervention and action of the government was long overdue but Buhari must still be commended for his recent action in putting an end to the issue of minimum wage.
“I must also commend the National leaders of NLC for deciding to suspend the strike since the tripartite committee had shown interest in convening and concluding their report”.
“The decision to suspend the strike was the best thing the NLC leadership did because what is the essence of the strike again when our demand that prompted the planned strike had been met”.
“If we had gone ahead with the strike pending the time the wage would be implemented, Nigerians will see us as insensitive to national issues and causing economic sabotage”