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FG not undermining resolution of labour-federal government agreement of October 2, 2023-Labour Ministry

By Peter Usman://

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, has counter allegation that the Minister, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong is moving to undermine the critical Labour-Federal Government agreement of October 2, 2023.

In a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Mr. Olajide Oshundun, the allegation by the NLC was unfounded and without basis.

The statement read: “The attention of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has been drawn to a press release issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC on 18th October 2023, wherein it alleged that the Honourable Minister, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong is moving to undermine the critical Labour-Federal Government Agreement of October 2, 2023.

“We wish to unequivocally refute the allegation and put it on record that it is unfounded.

“Let it be reiterated that since assuming office and upon the dispute between the various groups within the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW being brought to his attention, the Minister has given consistent, adequate and fair attention to the matter with a view to resolving it.

“Several meetings have been held to resolve the issue with representatives of the disputing groups, and the efforts are still ongoing.

“Therefore, it is not correct to suggest that the Minister is supporting any of the groups in the course of the negotiations.

“Members of the NURTW, the NLC, and the entire Labour movement should be assured that the Minister, as Chief Conciliator, will continue to work with all parties to ensure that there is reconciliation, harmony and industrial peace.”

Peterideal

A journalist by profession and I have been in active practice for so many years. A graduate of Political Science from University of Abuja. Maried with four children.

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