The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong on Monday stated that the Federal Government will soon conclude the issue of wage award.
Lalong stated this as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) plan to embark on an indefinite strike across the country.
The Minister stated this when he received Alhaji Ibikunle Baruwa who led a team of four members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
Baruwa had visited him to appreciate the minister for securing the release of some of its members, who were arrested two weeks ago by government agents.
Lalong appreciated the visit and sued for peace between the two factions of the NURTW.
The Director, Press and Public Relations Unit, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun in a statement released said, “He (Lalong) maintained that industrial harmony remains key to the socio-economic development of any nation, and urged the Union to work in synergy with the Federal Government in moving the country forward.
“Lalong noted that securing the release of the detained NURTW members was one of the demands of NLC at last week’s meeting between the Congress and the Ministers of Labour and Employment.
“He assured them that the processes leading to the fulfilment of the other requests of the NLC, especially wage award, were on course, and would be concluded soon.
“The Minister therefore called on the NLC not to embark on their planned strike, and allow government work to resolve all pending issues.
“In the same vein, Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, appealed to the NURTW factions to maintain peace, as the Ministry wades into their dispute for amicable resolution.”
The post FG Will Soon Conclude Wage Award To Workers — Lalong Tells NLC appeared first on Naija News.