The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its nationwide protest.

Members have also been directed to resume work.

NLC had issued a directive to workers to commence the strike on Thursday, following a breakdown in negotiations with the Federal Government on the implementation of the new minimum wage. See Also ACTIVISM Despite Meeting With FG, NLC Declares Nationwide Industrial Action

Addressing a press conference in Abuja last Wednesday, Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, had lamented that the congress couldn’t reach an agreement with the Federal Government delegation led by Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment.

The strike led to a shutdown of activities at offices, schools, railway stations and airports.

However, Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, announced the postponement at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday.

NLC President Ayuba Wabba addressing a press conference in Abuja on Sunday

He said: "We invite you here today to inform you that we have received a firm and formal invitation to a reconvened meeting of the tripartite committee schelduled for 4th and 5th October 2018.

"We demanded that this shall be the final session of the committee assignment and that a formal report will then be submitted to Mr. President immediately .

"In order to avail the committee the necessary conducive environment to hold this crucial meeting and conclude its work, the organised labour has, after obtaining the mandates of the necessary organs, decided to suspend the ongoing warning strike with effect from today Sunday, 30th September, 2018."

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