The Federal Government has insisted it has no fears about a potential economic shutdown, as the 21-day ultimatum set by the organised Labour winds down.
Monday’s meeting between both parties ended in a deadlock.
Speaking on Wednesday, the Minister of Labour, Simon Lalong, after a private meeting with Vice President Kashim Shettima, at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, said there are no issues.
“I don’t think there is any problem. We don’t have any fears about some of the things they (labour) put and also the suggestions and the package of the federal government,”
Days earlier, Lalong hosted talks with the organised labour in Abuja.
However, both parties failed to reach a consensus as the Nigerian Labour Congress insisted that the FG must meet its demands ahead of the 21-day ultimatum issued on September 1 by the Congress.
The union had on September 1 handed down the 21-day ultimatum to the FG over the delay in sharing palliatives, saying it might be compelled to declare an indefinite labour action if its demands were not met.
It said all is set for a total shutdown of the economy, which would start at the expiration of the ultimatum on Friday.