The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has restated that his administration is commitment to ensuring a zero tolerance to strikes in the country.
The president, who met with the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Clement Illoh, and Directors in the Labour Ministry on Wednesday in Abuja, told them that he was greatly disturbed by prolonged industrial action in the nation’s health sector, which, according to him, had impacted negatively in the nation’s standard of healthcare services.
He then said his government would boost national productivity by taking relevant actions to halt frequent strikes “in vital sectors of the Nigerian economy.”
According to a press release by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, the president said:
“The President directed the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Clement Illoh and Directors in the Ministry of Labour to liaise with other stakeholders and quickly work out proposals for ending the recurring strikes in the health, education, transport, oil and gas, power and other critical sectors of the national economy.”
To ensure industrial harmony in the country, President Buhari has directed officials of the Labour Ministry to liase with other stakeholders to deliberate on how to end strikes in the critical sectors of the nation’s economy.