The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have suspended the nationwide strike after a joint National Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.

The two labor centers have also instructed workers to resume work starting tomorrow.

Tommy Okon, Deputy National President of the Trade Union Congress, confirmed this at the end of the NEC meeting.

The decision of the two labour centres to suspended the strike following the intervention of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu on Wednesday. 


The organized labour unions had commenced an indefinite strike to protest the alleged assault of NLC President, Joe Ajaero in Owerri, Imo state. 

Ajaero had led workers on a protest against Imo State Government where he was allegedly beaten by thugs. 

The NLC President claimed that the thugs who “beat and dragged him on the floor like a common criminal” were sponsored by the State Government.

Imo Governor, Hope Uzodimma however denied having anything to do with the beating of the President of the NLC in the State. 

“The NEC has suspended the strike with effect from tomorrow. We have suspended the strike to follow the demands of labour. All our workers and affiliates are urged to return to work from tomorrow,” Okon was quoted to have said by The Nation newspaper.