The Federal Government has assured the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) that it will not renege on the promises made to the workers.
The assurance by the federal government followed a 14-day ultimatum issued by the two labour centres on Thursday on the current economic hardship in the country.
In a joint statement, the labour bodies said the government has failed to honour the 16-point agreement that was reached on October 2, 2023, with them.
Speaking on the ultimatum, Mohammed Idris, the minister of information and national orientation, said the government would not fail to honour agreements with the unions in the face of the hardship citizens are going through.
He appealed to the two labour unions to attend a roundtable discussion with representatives of the government to find peaceful solutions to any disagreement.
“Well, we appeal to labour to always see reason with the government. It is not in the government’s interest for the labour to continue to go on strike,” he said.
“I think the government keeps its promises. If there are other things that they (NLC, TUC) think they are concerned about, I think that they will sit down with the government and the government is ever ready to listen to labour so that we can have an amicable resolution to all these.
“We appeal with labour, let them come again, around the table to continue to have engagements and conversations around whatever grey areas they think they have in some of these agreements that have already been signed.”