The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has hailed the decision of leaders of organized labour to suspend their planned protest slated to kick off on Monday.
Kyari, 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. “
Kyari said the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had by their action demonstrated absolute faith in the country.
“They showed understanding on inevitability of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) deregulation and jointly charted way forward to secure local refining sufficiency through greater stakeholder inclusiveness and transparency.
“We will follow through diligently,” he added.
The organised labour had at the early hours of Monday suspended the strike following a meeting with the Federal Government.
NLC and TUC had called for the strike in protest against the recent hike in electricity tariffs and pump price of petrol.