The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has praised the organized labour leaders for reaching an agreement with the federal government to suspend their planned protest scheduled to hold on Monday, September 28.

Recall that Newsbreakers reported earlier today that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) reached an agreement with the federal government to suspend the planned nationwide strike.

Mr Kyari who reacted to the development in a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Monday praised the leadership of the unions for choosing the pursuit of the common good.

He said, “Being a former union leader, I understand the difficulties of labour leadership when faced with choices between stark realities and legitimate follower expectations. The leadership chose the pursuit of common good and posterity will vindicate us all for standing with our country.”

The NNPC GMD also added that the unions had shown great understanding and faith in the government’s decisions.

He added, “They showed understanding on inevitability of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) deregulation and jointly charted a way forward to secure local refining sufficiency through greater stakeholder inclusiveness and transparency. We will follow through diligently.”

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