Strike ends as Niger govt, labour reach deal

NIGER State government and the organised labour in the state have reached an agreement and this has put an end to the indefinite strike action that began last Monday.

Speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Honourable Ahmed Marafa, who intervened between the state government and the organised labour at the state House of Assembly, said it was necessary to end the strike as it has caused hardship on the people.

He said, “we were able to reach very impressive headway and today (Friday) on a happy note, an agreement has been reached after series of deliberations.”

In his official statement on the resolutions and the position of the organised labour, the Chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress ( NLC), Comrade Idris Ndako, said the Nigerian Labour Congress ( NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had put to an end the indefinite industrial action which started on Monday.

According to him, “in our resolution, it was agreed that all workers in the state be paid their salaries in full and that the government will make available the sum of N1.35 billion monthly for a period of three months starting from this month (July).