On Monday, leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) were conspicuously absent from a meeting scheduled by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong.
The Federal Government had convened this meeting in an attempt to avert the impending two-day warning strike previously declared by organized labor.
Reports indicate that only Festus Osifo, the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), attended the meeting, which was initially slated for 3 p.m. but commenced at precisely 5:32 p.m.
The meeting, now behind closed doors, prompted Lalong to request that journalists step out to allow stakeholders to discuss crucial matters in private.
The NLC had announced on Friday that workers across the nation would initiate a two-day warning strike starting on Tuesday, September 5th, in response to the prevailing hardships faced by Nigerians nationwide.
In an earlier press conference held today, Lalong disclosed that he had not met with labor leaders before because he had not received a comprehensive briefing from the relevant departments.