The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has threatened to resume a nationwide strike on August 14, 2023, if the Federal Government refuses to withdraw a lawsuit filed against its leaders.

A statement on Thursday by the National President, Joe Ajaero and the National Secretary, Emanuel Ugboaja, said the union

Reached the decision during its National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, vowing that it would go on a nationwide total strike any day labour leaders were summoned to court by the government.

The union accused the Ministry of Justice and the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) of allowing themselves to be used as “anti-democracy” agents.

They demanded immediate withdrawal of the litigation by the Federal Ministry of Justice before the end of work Friday, the 11th of August, 2023.

“To embark on a nationwide comprehensive strike beginning Monday 14th of August, 2023 if this contemptuous court summon is not withdrawn by whosoever initiated it,” the union said.