The reasons for shelving the recently nationwide planned strike and protests in Nigeria have been revealed by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress.

This development was made known in a joint communique obtained by The Punch onTuesday.

The Communique was titled, ‘Text of the joint communique on the resolution of trade dispute between the Federal and the organised Labour represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) at the State House Banquet Hall on September 27’.

On behalf of organised labour, the communique was signed by NLC President Ayuba Wabba; TUC President Quadri Olaleye; Secretary-General NLC, Emmanuel Ugboaja; Secretary-General TUC Musa Lawal Ozigi; NUPENG President Williams Akporeha; PENGASSAN President Festus Osifo; President NUEE Martin Uzoegwu and President, SSAEAC Chris N. Okonkwo.

More over, another aspect to their reasons for calling off the strike was that they considered the impact of COVID-19 before agreeing to shelve the industrial action.

Moreso, the state of the economy was another aspect they considered as they disclosed that the Federal Government explained to them the state of the economy and the drive behind the recent cost-reflective Electricity Tariff adjustments and deregulation of the downstream sector of the Petroleum Industry.