Minimum Wage: Labour mobilizes for prolonged strike
ABUJA—Organized labour yesterday told workers to fully mobilize for a prolonged national strike over the inability of the government to commence the process of implementing the N30,000 new minimum wage.

Organised labour’s position came against the backdrop of Ngeria Governor’s Forum, NGF, claim that governors were not in a position to pay the new minimum wage of N30,000.

The organized labour in its New Year message by the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said:

“Government’s dilly-dallying on the issue has strained government-labour relations with a potential for a major national strike which could just be days away. “Accordingly, we would use this opportunity to appeal to the government to do the needful by urgently transmitting the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly.
”We also would like to use this opportunity to urge workers to fully mobilize for a prolonged national strike and enforce their right. “This strike becomes the inevitable last option for us and we crave the understanding and support of all Nigerians and businesses.
“We would want to assure workers that their labour, patience and diligence will not be in vain and that this leadership remains committed to giving all it takes to ensure that they get just and fair wages due to them in a decent work environment appropriate to their well-being. This leadership is similarly committed to ensuring there is social protection for workers.’’

On campaign for industrialization, labour said:

 “We will work assiduously to promote and advocate the removal of all barriers to industrialization, growth and productivity. We should be able to build a country where we produce what we consume”

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