National Assembly appeals to organised labour to shelve strike

The National Assembly has made a passionate appeal to Organised Labour to reconsider the decision to embark on a national industrial action on Wednesday.

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity, Hon. Adegboyega Adefarati, made the appeal during a chat with newsmen in Akure, the Ondo state capital.

Adefarati, is representing Akoko South West/South East federal constituency in the green chamber.

He expressed concern over the potential severity of negative impacts the industrial action could have on ordinary Nigerians, particularly those who are already grappling with the economic situation.

The lawmaker noted that President Bola Tinubu and the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abass, are fully aware of the prevailing circumstances.

Also, speaking on the doctors strike, Adefarati emphasised that the President of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) should take into consideration the plight of Nigerians while pressing forward with their demands.

“This is a new administration and I can assure you that my president belongs to the progressive group. He has set up a committee headed by the Chief of Staff, and they have been meeting and interacting with the workers.

“Workers should look into the option of negotiation and dialogue rather than protest. A stable industrial and harmonious relationship is sine quo non to development”, he said.

He maintained there was the need for a balanced approach that considers both the welfare of doctors and the well-being of the populace.

The House Committee Chairman assured the public that the government is actively engaged in addressing the pertinent issues in a comprehensive manner.


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