Ajaero insists strike will hold, denies calling it off

The Federal Government has again appealed to the organised labour to cancel the proposed protests starting from Wednesday, saying that government is doing everything to ensure that the hardship occasioned by the petrol subsidy removal is sorted out.

The organised labour however, said that the palliatives rolled out by the President in his nationwide broadcast on Monday night is very insignificant to cushion the effect of sufferings in the country.

This is as Joe Ajaero, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) was conspicuously absent at the meeting.