NPC workers’ strike “put on hold” – Union

Striking workers of the National Commission (NPC) on Tuesday said their protest had been “put on hold’’ pending the response of the Federal Government to their .

The President of the workers , Mrs Rita Agaba, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

She explained strike was put on hold following the intervention of the national Presidents of the Nigeria Congress (NLC) and Trade Congress.

Agaba said the members decided to put on hold the strike in respect of the NLC and TUC with offices reopened.

However, the unionist maintained that they would operate a work-to-rule regime to facilitate dialogue and in anticipation of government positive response.

NAN recalls leadership of organised on Jan. 29 directed the aggrieved NPC workers to suspend their strike to give room for dialogue.

Mr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Congress (NLC) with his , Mr Bobboi Kaigama, President, Trade Union Congress (TUC) gave the directive while addressing the NPC staff in Abuja.

Agaba also disclosed scheduled Jan. 30 meeting between leaders of the NPC workers’ union and the Secretary to Government of Federation had been postponed till further notice.

NAN reports that the NPC workers embarked on the strike in the last three weeks to protest the reappointment of their Director-General, Dr Ghaji Bello, the federal government.

The workers are also demanding for improved working condition and probe of the finances of the commission. (NAN)