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NLC Threatens Protest Vote Over Minimum Wage


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened that it will work against the interest of anyone seeking political office who chooses to support the removal of the minimum wage from the exclusive list to concurrent list of the constitution.

The union made this disclosure at the end of its emergency National Executive Council meeting (NEC) yesterday in Abuja.

In a communiqué signed by its national president, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar and general secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, the union also disclosed that it has commenced immediate mobilisation of its members for the next line of action on the issue.

The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting reads in part, “In spite of the denial by some officers of the National Assembly to the contrary, NEC directed its members to commence immediate mobilisation of members including visiting their representatives in the state Houses of Assembly and the National Assembly to demand their input in maintaining the status quo of labour on the exclusive list”.

“The NEC-in-session mandated the leadership of congress to meet with the leadership of the Senate to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of the claim that it is leading the crusade for the deregulation of wages in the country on the one hand,

“And meet the leadership of the House of Representatives for re-assurance that it has not relinquished its honourable pledge to retain wages on the exclusive list on the other.”

The labour union said in the interest of industrial harmony, “those enjoying undeserved advantages should not do anything to further make life more difficult for Nigerian workers.”

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