The leadership of the House of Representatives led by its Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila commenced a closed-door meeting with leaders of the organised labour ahead of the nationwide strike scheduled to commence on Monday, September 28, 2020.
The meeting which is part of the last minutes efforts to persuade the organized labour to shelve its proposed strike is being attended by a three-man team from labour comprising of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba; President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Quadri Olaleye and the Secretary-General of the NLC, Mr. Emma Ugboaja.
At the commencement of the meeting, Wabba was quoted as having said that the proposed strike was in the interest of Nigerians, who have been taken for granted by the Federal Governent.
However, Speaker Gbajabiamila appealed to the Organised labour not go on strike in the interest of the same Nigerians they are trying to protect.
Gbajabiamila, who was at the meeting with the Chairman of the House Committee on Labour, Mohammed Wudil and the Deputy House leader, Peter Akpatason, said shutting down economic activities through a debilitating strike would hurt more citizens the organised labour is seeking to protect.
The Speaker while pleading for more time, said that there are other ways to arrive at the same result, saying that the legislature and Labour are on the same page.