The federal government has assured that it was taking steps to end the lingering faceoff between the Kaduna State government and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, said government was also taking steps to prevent a breakdown of law and order nationwide.
According to him, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had already swung into action, making moves to achieve a truce between the two sides.
He said, “The federal government is not folding its arms and already the Minister of Labour and Employment has waded in and is in touch with both the government of Kaduna State and also the Labour.
“In addition, the security apparatus all over the country have also taken pre-emptive measures to ensure that hoodlums don’t take advantage of this situation. In particular, I know that the police has reinforced its patrol between Kaduna and Abuja, so that we do not witness kidnappers taking advantage of the situation.
“Overall, I think the federal government is quite concerned and is doing its best to see how the two parties can resolve their misunderstandings amicably, with little loss to productivity, little loss to properties.
“At the end of the day, all the parties have to come back to the drawing table to agree and hammer out concessions and agreements.