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Nationwide Strike: Gbajabiamila Appeal To NLC, Offers Palliative To Suspend Planned Strike.

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To avert the strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) billed to commence on Monday, the House of Representatives has offered organised labour some palliatives.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at a negotiation meeting with labour on Sunday in Abuja said the palliatives would be included in the proposed 2021 budget.

The palliatives, according to the speaker, includes distribution of food items, reduction of taxes on minimum wage, and payment of some special allowances.

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Others are involved in the ownership of housing programmes through mortgage and distribution of special buses to public institutions that run on autogas.

Gbajabiamila said that the palliatives would go a long way to assuage th suffering of Nigerians.

He said the lawmakers would also make provision in the budget to tackle the eight million deficit of meters to enable Nigerians to access them.