House of Reps Suspends Plenary to Intervene in Ongoing Industrial Action by Organised Labour

The House of Representatives said it is concerned about the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by Organised Labour across the country, and has resolved to intervene by engaging relevant parties towards an amicable resolution.

This resolution of the House during Wednesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Honourable Abbas Tajudeen PhD, followed its adoption of a motion by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Honourable Benjamin Kalu on the need to intervene in the face-off between Organised Labour and the Federal Government.

Following the motion, the subject was greeted with an extensive debate and contributions among Honourable members. The House thereafter cut short legislative business for this Wednesday, to liaise with its counterparts in the Senate with a view to resolving the impasse in the shortest possible time.

The House noted that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) and its affiliate unions commenced a nationwide industrial action on Tuesday, November 14, to protest their grievances over a recent assault on the NLC President amongst other issues.

Parliament equally noted the attendant effect of a nationwide strike at a time like this on the livelihood of hardworking citizens, the economy and even the lives of those in public health facilities.

In line with its Legislative Agenda, the ‘People’s House’ in collaboration with other stakeholders is poised to intervene in this national challenge and resolve the issues between the contending parties.

The Rt. Honourable Abbas Tajudeen-led Green Chamber commits to ensuring that all sides to the impasse heave a sigh of relief.

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