The House of Representatives has reacted to the nationwide strike of organised labour unions.
The Speaker of the House, Tajudeen Abbas, on Tuesday, announced that the leadership of the National Assembly will be intervening immediately.
The resolution was reached after the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, through a motion of urgent national importance, urged the leadership of the National Assembly to address the matter urgently.
Lawmakers were divided in the debate as some disagreed with the reason behind the strike. They urged the government to file for contempt against the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) for allegedly disobeying the court order against the strike.
However, the labour unions have since said they were not served court notice.
Other lawmakers appealed that the House should be neutral in dealing with the matter.
The labour unions embarked on a nationwide strike on Tuesday over what they described as an assault on NLC President, Joe Ajaero, in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on November 1, 2023.
Ajaero was attacked while planning to lead a protest against the alleged anti-labour policies of Governor Hope Uzodimma-led administration.