Members of the organised labour have said that their decision to proceed on a warning strike effective midnight Wednesday is because of the unilateral suspension of negotiations on minimum wage by the Federal Government.

Addressing journalists on behalf of Labour stakeholders and affiliate unions, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Ayuba Wabba, said that workers had been taken for a ride over the past one year by the government which had failed to show sincerity in the handling of new minimum wage negotiations.

He said that the directive by Organised Private Sector urging its employees not to comply with the strike should be ignored. Consequently, the unions led by the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Wednesday said it will shut down all government offices, private companies, including petrol stations by midnight.