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Reports reaching the desk of The Eastern Updates has it that members of the Imo Elders council have paid a scheduled visit to the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero in Abuja in a move to find a solution to the ongoing impasse between the state government and the NLC.
This is as the nationwide strike declared by the leadership of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) continued into its second day.
Speaking to journalists in Owerri, the Imo state capital, upon arrival from Abuja, the Chairman of the Imo State Elders Council, Cletus Iluomuanya, said the meeting with Ajaero was successful.
Reacting to the ongoing strike, he said there was light at the end of the tunnel, while maintaining that Ajaero is an Imo son and would surely respect Imo elders.
Meanwhile, reports reaching the desk of The Eastern Updates has it that the joint National Executive Council of the NLC and the TUC has suspended the indefinite nationwide strike which the union had embarked on Tuesday.
The decision was reached at a meeting on Wednesday night that took a critical look at the outcome of an earlier interface with the Federal Government led by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu.
The TUC President, Festus Osifo, confirmed the suspension to reporters on Thursday morning.
Organised labour said it has received a commitment from the Ribadu-led meeting that those arrested for the physical assault on NLC President, Joe Ajaero, would be prosecuted.
The NSA promised to bring both parties back to the table to iron out all issues in dispute, tendering an unreserved apology on behalf of the Federal Government for the brutalisation Ajaero and other members of the congress.