The Senate has proposed to meet with the leaders of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and other labour unions over the ongoing strike action.
According to The PUNCH, the Upper Chamber made this known on Wednesday at plenary while considering the strike as an issue of utmost urgency.
The Senate also asked the labour unions to halt the strike and not shut down the country and its economy because of one person.
Earlier, Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, apologised to his colleagues on behalf of Nigerian workers for the inconveniences posed to free movement in and out of the National Assembly following the barricade of the gates by members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria who are enforcing the strike at the complex.
He also thanked the chamber staff members for being able to find their way into the complex to prepare the chamber for plenary.
Meanwhile, members of PASAN locked the gate to National Assembly complex barring staff members and journalist from entering the premises.
The gate leading to the National Assembly complex was under lock and key as early as 9am.
However, the Presidential Villa gate, which connects the National Assembly complex, remained open for lawmakers, security personnel, and a few essential workers, excluding journalists.
The main gate and annex gates were opened intermittently for workers at the directorate level.