The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has set January 8 as the date for the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike due to the Federal Government’s inability to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly.
NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the strike would be inevitable if nothing happened before the set date. “It is unfortunate that the Federal Government is yet to transmit to the National Assembly an executive bill for the enactment of N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. 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. I want 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 same opportunity to urge workers to fully mobilise for a prolonged national strike and enforce their right.” He said.
He added that the strike was an inevitable last option for the NLC, calling on Nigerian workers to understand and support it.