The Federal Government will on Saturday meet with representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and members of Civil Society Organisations over incessant strike actions across the country.
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour, said this while speaking with State House correspondents on Friday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said officials would disclose the true picture of the country’s financial situation so labour leaders know what the country is struggling with.
“The President has approved for us to have a bigger government side meeting with the organised labour.
“All government institutions that have to do with the finances of government will join us to meet with them and show them the books.
“So, the invitation is going out to them this afternoon (Friday), the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and their affiliates or supporters and friends in the Civil Society Organisations,” Ngige was quoted to have said.
“The meeting is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday), so, I will relate more with the Chief of Staff to the President and the leadership of the unions today so that we do this meeting tomorrow.
“At the meeting, government finances, challenges and everything will be laid bare on the table. They will also table their own fears and what they think is also good for the Nigerian people especially the workers, so that we look at them.”