NIGERIAN LABOUR CONGRESS TO EMBARK ON A NATIONWIDE PROTEST ON MARCH 10, 2021 OVER MOVES BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO REMOVE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE….
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 3, 2021
The Nigerian Labour Congress says it will embark on a nationwide protest on March 10th over moves by the National Assembly to remove the National minimum wage from the exclusive to the concurrent legislative list
NLC president Ayuba Waba who stated this shortly after an emergency National executive council meeting in Abuja yesterday said the congress will resist any attempt to destroy any Nigeria working class.
The Congress said the protest would be held in the 36 states in the houses of assembly in reaction to the plans by the House of Representatives to alter the present wage structure which gave the federal government the power to negotiate minimum wage for workers in the country
It would be recalled that the House of Representatives last week debated the bill to remove wage matters from the exclusive to the concurrent list sighting the inability of state governors to pay the thirty thousand naira minimum wage.