President Bola Tinubu has called on the labour unions to shelve their planned nationwide strike slated to commence on Tuesday, October 3.
The unions have fixed the date to embark on an indefinite strike following the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government.
The president, who was represented by the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Barau Jibrin, on Friday, at a public lecture to mark the nation’s 63rd Independence Anniversary in Abuja, appealed to the unions to give the government more time to address the issues.
Tinubu announced that the federal government is determined to address the socio-economic challenges facing Nigeria.
“I want to emphasise as well that this government is new and the government is doing all within its powers to make sure it brings succour to the entire people of this country.
”The government has already gone ahead to provide N500 billion to states to cushion the effects of subsidy removal.”
The President also enjoined members of the unions to consider dialogue as the best way to resolve the issues.