The Organised Private Sector of Nigeria, OPSN has called on the Federal Government and the Labour Unions to work assiduously to avert disruption of socioeconomic activities.
OPSN in a statement signed by the Directors General of the five member organizations said that it had followed keenly, the developments following the recent call by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC for a nationwide peaceful protest scheduled for Wednesday 2nd August, 2023.
The body noted that it would appear that the series of consultations between the Federal Government and the Labour Unions had not yielded positive results leading to the resolution by the Labour Unions to go ahead with the protest.
“While recognizing the right of the Labour Unions to pursue the welfare of its members, we continue to implore the Government to employ its best endeavours to re-engage the leadership of the Unions and find an amicable ground to avert the imminent disruption in business activities that will attend the protest.
“We opine that adequate consideration should be given to the dire state of the economy and the possible unintended social unrest that may result from the protests.
“We call on our members to be circumspect in their business operations as we await the outcome of ongoing consultations between the Government and the Labour Unions”, the statement said.
OPSN is comprised of five (5) business membership organizations, namely: Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN; Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA; Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA; Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, NASME and Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists, NASSI.
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