Minimum wage: No one was arrested, oppressed during nationwide strike

Kunle Sanni

The Federal Government has given itself a passing mark for its handling of the recent nationwide strike organized by labour unions.

The strike action was held last week by organized labour over a new minimum wage.

President Bola Tinubu who said this during his Democracy Day televised live broadcast on NTA on Wednesday said no one was arrested, oppressed, or threatened during the demonstrations.

He said, instead, the government focused on inviting labour leaders to negotiate in good faith to reach a resolution.

“In the face of labour’s call for a national strike, we did not seek to oppress or crack down on the workers as a dictatorial government would have done. We chose the path of cooperation over conflict.

“No one was arrested or threatened. Instead, the labour leadership was invited to break bread and negotiate toward a good-faith resolution.

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