National Minimum Wage: NLC Protest Rocks Edo, Lagos Other States

By Dotun Adebusoye

Workers are currently protesting in various states across the country over the non-implementation of N30,000 minimum wage by the Federal Government.

The workers are joining voices with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) who are also currently protesting in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

In Edo State, workers are out on the streets protesting. The workers insist that President Muhammadu Buhari should forward the new minimum wage bill to the National Assembly, immediately.

The chairman of NLC in Edo State, Emma Ademokun, in an interview said the rally will not affect workers who are presently in their offices as the national body will give further directives on the next line of action.

In Kwara State, members of the NLC are also protesting the non-implementation of the minimum wage. The workers have occupied Ilorin, the state capital in protest.

Workers in Lagos State have also occupied the streets in protest.

In Imo State, sensitisation rally is currently holding at the Labour house in Owerri, the state capital.

The NLC Chairman in Imo State, Ashton Chilakpu told journalists that the union in the state is following the directives of the National body to carry out a protest on the 30,000 minimum wage.

The workers protest follows a meeting between the Federal Government and the leaders of the union. The meeting was presided over by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Monday.

Wabba, after the meeting told journalists that the protest is aimed at drawing the attention of all relevant individual and institutions to the urgent need to transmit the recommended N30,000 minimum wage to the National Assembly.

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