By Sunday John
The Chairman, Nassarawa State Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Yusuf Iya, has directed the union members to suspend a proposed strike against the plan to remove fuel subsidy.
He said in Lafia on Wednesday that the suspension followed a directive by its national headquarters to that effect.
The NLC had planned a protest for Thursday but viewed it unnecessary since the federal government had addressed the issue.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the organised labour had earlier directed all state chapters to mobilise members for a mass protest should the federal government go ahead to remove fuel subsidy.
Iya explained that already the union in the state had mobilised members, civil societies, traders and organisations, among others, in readiness for mass protest.
The NLC chairman commended the civil societies and other allies for their support so far.
He assured workers that the leadership of the union would continue to stand for them by prioritising their welfare.
Iya explained that the union had only suspended the planned action, it could revisit it if necessary.
He said that the leadership of the congress would continue to engage the government in dialogue to ensure local refining of petroleum, creation of sustainable jobs and provision of petrol at affordable price.