Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC] Holds Demonstration Ahead of Planned Strikes

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) took to the streets across the country on Wednesday morning to protest the minimum wage.

The Nigerian legislature has moved to remove the minimum wage from the exclusive list and put it on the concurrent list. Ayuba Waba, the national president of the NLC says the group is against this move.

The move will mean that some government workers would earn less than the already meagre minimum wage of 30,000 naira (around 80 USD) a month as some state governors have said they are unable to pay that amount.

Waba says the NLC is unhappy with this development and that is why they protest. If their demands remain unmet, the NLC is set to begin nationwide strike action.

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