NLC takes protest against minimum wage to Ogun Assembly
Written by MaryGift Sunday on March 10, 2021
The Secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Ogun State chapter, on Abiola Way, Abeokuta, the State capital surged with organised workers trooping in their numbers on Wednesday morning preparatory to storming the House of Assembly, Oke – Mosan.
The workers, led by Emmanuel Bankole, are heading to the Assembly to demand that National Minimum wage is their right and should not be decentralised.
Bankole said the National Minimum wage protects unorganised workers, unskilled and the vulnerable, urging President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to leave it on the Exclusive List.
According to him, pulling the minimum wage out of the exclusive legislative list is a declaration of war on Nigerian workers.
He said Nigerian workers will resist it.