The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku
Abubakar, has restated his position in support of labour in its struggle
for a living wage.
The former vice president, however, urged both organised labour and
federal government to exercise restraint and avoid creating situations
that will plunge the nation into deeper crises.
Mr Abubakar implored labour to reconsider its stance on an industrial
strike action. He encouraged both sides to go back to the negotiating
table and reach an agreement.
“Our economy is already on its knees and escalation of this crisis into
full blown industrial strike action may have dire consequences for our
nation,” he said in a statement by his spokesperson, Paul Ibe.
The NLC has vowed to proceed on a nationwide strike from Tuesday if
government does not agree to a N30, 000 minimum wage for workers.