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Strike: Return to negotiation table with FG – IGP tells NLC, TUC

Olukayode Egbetokun-led Nigeria Police Force on Monday said it was in tune with the federal government’s declaration that the indefinite strike embarked upon by members of both the NLC and TUC is “illegal and premature”.

The Informant247 gathered that the IGP said it viewed the action of organised labour as a “potential catalyst for increased tension and political instability” that could lead to a breakdown of law and order within the country.

Egbetokun, while speaking through the force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, urged the leadership of the organised labour to return to the negotiation table with the government and shelve the ongoing action with immediate effect.

He said, “In light of the federal government’s recent declaration that the planned strike is illegal and premature, the Nigeria Police Force views this action as a potential catalyst for increased tension and political instability.

“The NPF hereby urges organised labour to proceed with the ongoing deliberations at the Tripartite Committee, which is focused on determining a new minimum wage, and shelve the planned strike as such decision is essential to prevent untold hardships on members of the public and maintain order and stability within our country.”

According to him, the force assures the public that ample deployments have been made across the country to ensure citizens can do their lawful duties without hindrance.

The senior police officer added, “While acknowledging the recent announcement by organised labour regarding the intention to embark on a nationwide strike action and understanding the right of organised labour to engage in such actions to advocate for the interests of all workers, the force wishes to emphasise the importance of adherence to the existing laws governing such activities; and calls for caution to prevent a breakdown of law and order within the country.”

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