By Friday Okeregbe, Channels Television
The joint National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have suspended the nationwide strike which entered its second day on Wednesday.
The decision was reached at a meeting on Wednesday that deliberated on the outcome of an earlier interface with the Federal Government led by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu.
The TUC President, Festus Osifo, confirmed the suspension on Wednesday evening, with Organized Labour saying it has received a commitment from the Ribadu-led meeting that those arrested for the physical assault on NLC President, Joe Ajaero, would be prosecuted.
The NSA promised to bring both parties back to the table to iron out all issues in dispute, tendering an unreserved apology on behalf of the Federal Government for the brutalization of Ajaero and other members of the congress.