At about 9.48 p.m., power supply was restored to parts of Abuja and other states, signalling the end of the strike action embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
It follows a meeting between the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who earlier Wednesday pleaded with Labour leaders to sheath the sword. Minister of Labour and Employment, Barrister Simon Lalong, and other government functionaries were at the meeting.
Labour leaders stepped out of the meeting for their own internal consultations, and subsequently called off the strike, ignited by an attack on the NLC President, Mr. Joe Ajaero in Owerri, the Imo State capital two weeks ago.
Everyday.ng reports that as the strike began to bite, the NSA announced that arrests had been made after the attack on Ajaero, urging Labour to stand down on its strike.
He towed a conciliatory path while presidential spokesman, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, was being combative.
Labour was protesting the physical attack and brutalisation of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Joe Ajaero, in Owerri, Imo State 14 days ago by persons believed to have been sponsored by the Imo State government.