The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, on Monday appealed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to prevail on the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over its planned protest slated for Wednesday.
9News Nigeria reported that the leadership of NLC had last Friday mobilized its affiliate unions and the State Councils to shut down offices of the apex bank nationwide over current cash scarcity in the country.
But at a closed-door meeting held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja, Emefiele was quoted as saying the protest would hinder the progress of the apex bank if not averted.
The President of NLC, Joe Ajaero led other Labour leaders while Emefiele led the apex bank officials to the meeting that was later presided over by the Minister.
An official of the ministry, who attended the meeting told Daily Trust anonymously that Emefiele promised to ensure that all commercial banks were given enough cash from the CBN’s vault.