The Nigeria Labour Congress has announced the commencement of a nationwide protest on March 10, 2021 over moves by the National Assembly to remove the national minimum wage from the exclusive to the concurrent legislative list.
This was made known in a communiqué jointly signed by Wabba and the acting General Secretary of the NLC, Ismail Bello, the bill is an attempt to undermine Nigeria’s working class.
The emergency National Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, vowed that the Congress would resist “any attempt to exterminate Nigeria’s working class.’’
He said, “The NEC decided that there will be a national protest action commencing from March 10, 2021 in the Federal Capital Territory and especially to the National Assembly.
“The NEC decided that should the need arise, it has empowered the National Administrative Council of the NLC to declare and enforce a national strike action, especially if the legislators continue on the ruinous path of moving the national minimum wage from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative list.”