The Federal Government has assured the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) that it will not renege on the promises made to workers.
Federal Government’s assurance followed a 14-day ultimatum issued by the two labour unions on Thursday.
In a joint statement, the unions said the government has failed to honour the 16-point agreement reached on October 2, 2023, with them.
Speaking on the ultimatum, Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, said the government would not fail to honour agreements with the unions in the face of the hardship citizens are going through.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday evening, the minister appealed to the two labour unions to attend a roundtable discussion with representatives of the government to find peaceful solutions to any disagreement.
“Well, we appeal to labour to always see reason with the government. It is not in the government’s interest for the labour to continue to go on strike.
“I think the government keeps its promises. If there are other things that they (NLC and TUC) think they have concerns about, I think that they will sit down with the government and the government is ever ready to listen to labour so that we can have an amicable resolution to all these.
“We appeal with labour, let them come again, around the table to continue to have engagements and conversations around whatever grey areas they think they have in some of these agreements that have already been signed,” Idris said.