After consistent delibration on strike actions, Labour Unions in Nigeria have suspended their planned nationwide strike that was to begin on Monday.

The planned strike strike was triggered by the increase in electricity tariff, an increase in petrol price which has resulted into the high cost of living Nigeria.

This development was disclosed by the Labour Minister Festus Keyamo on his Twitter.

Before the suspension, there were discussions between the Nigerian Government and the Labour Unions executive, which occurred overnight from Sunday.

On the side of the government, their reason for the increase was to to shore up the economy which has been badly affected by the fall in global oil prices due to the coronavirus pandemic.

At the end of the meeting, to “examine the justification for the new policy” the minister said the electricity tariffs will now be suspended for two weeks.