THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said on Thursday that it would set up a Reconciliatory Committee to woo back the dissatisfied contestants in the just concluded elections.
This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the National Administrative Council (NAC) meeting of the NLC in Abuja.
The communique was signed by Dr Ayuba Wabba and Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, the President and the General Secretary of the congress respectively.
The communiqué stated that the meeting also noted with concern the spate of protests calling for the removal of the INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega.
It stated that the current elections time-table must be seen as sacrosanct and therefore, any acts capable of threatening the sanctity of the election dates should not be tolerated.
The communiqué stated the NLC/NAC were pained by the current state of the economy and its impact on Nigerian workers.
It also noted with concern that the devaluation of the Naira had eroded the purchasing power of the worker and made nonsense of the N18, 000 minimum wage.
It, therefore, urged the government to quickly come up with measures to shore up the value of the Naira and also to cushion the effect of eroded purchasing power of the worker.
The communique condemned the vogue among state governments to owe workers salary in excess of eight months, adding that the NLC/NAC had set up a task force to drive congress intervention in order to redress the abnormalities.
The meeting, the communique stated, saluted the courage and actions of the Ebonyi council of congress currently on strike over backlog of owed salaries and encouraged other NLC state councils of NLC facing similar challenges to stand firm.
The communique also commended the Nigerian Armed forces for the successes recorded in recent times in the fight against insurgency.
It called on the Federal Government to sustain the momentum and ensure complete routing of the insurgents.