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Strike: FG withdraws contempt suit against NLC, Organized Labour



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The Federal Government says it has withdrawn the contempt of court proceedings against organized Labour for embarking on a nationwide protest.

According to NAN, this is contained in a letter addressed to the lead counsel to the NLC, Falana and Falana’s Chambers.

The Solicitor General of the Federation, Mrs B.E. Jeddy-Agba, signed the letter dated August 7 to Falana’s Chambers.

The Federal Ministry of Justice had, through the National Industrial Court (NICN), issued the leadership of organized Labour summons on contempt of court for embarking on the protest.

Nemi Filani News recalls that organized Labour had threatened to embark on a nationwide strike from August 14 if the Federal Government failed to withdraw its contempt of court charges.

The workers protested nationwide on August 2 against the hike in fuel prices and the economic hardship Nigerians face.