National Economic Council, on Thursday, appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress not to shun dialogue in their quest for better welfare for its members.
NEC also appealed to the unions to suspend the planned nationwide indefinite strike scheduled to start on Tuesday, next week.
Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang made this appeal while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the NEC meeting on Thursday in Abuja.
Mutfwang said Nigeria was at a very critical moment in its history, adding that some states took over such labour crisis when they assumed office in May.
He noted that some of such states just resolved the crisis and it will be unfair for the labour to embark on another industrial action.
The Plateau governor said that the proposed industrial action would have immense negative effects on the economy of both the states and the Federal Government.
He expressed the genuine concern of the NEC about the situation in the country, appealing for calm and patience among Nigerians.
He said, “The National Economic Council, NEC, deliberated on the planned indefinite strike by the National leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to proceed on an indefinite strike on October 3, 2023.
“The Council noted further the implications of the planned strike on the economy and the nation and thus urge members to continue to engage with the leadership of their respective states.
“It appeals to them to suspend the action and to continue on the path of dialogue with the Federal Government. This is the appeal of the Council.”