The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC has declared January 8th, as day of nationwide protest to demand new minimum wage. This date was announced after the national executive council meeting which held in Abuja yesterday December 21st.
The NLC who declared that January 8th protest would be to express anger and dissatisfaction, had demanded that the wages of workers in the country be increased to N30, 000 but the state government insisted they can only afford N22,500.
President of Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) , Ayuba Wabba who spoke to newsmen yesterday said;
“The protest is to express anger and total dissatisfaction over the delay by the federal government in transmitting, enacting and implementing the new national minimum wage of N30,000. The NEC-in-Session approved that the protests should hold in all state capitals and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on January 8, 2019. The NEC mandates all industrial unions and state councils to fully mobilise workers and coordinate with other labour unions for this mother-of-all protest.”