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Factional NLC Proposes N90,000 Minimum Wage

Posted: May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Nkasiobi Oluikpe, Lagos


After paying N80,000 fees and being shut out of the event centre at the National Stadium in Lagos by the Nigerian Police Force, the Chiaka Ajaero-led faction of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has proposed to the Muhammadu Buhari incoming administration, a N90,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

This proposal was made by the chairman of the Lagos NLC, Comrade Tokunbo Korodo, during the 2015 May Day rally, which eventually, took place under the bridge by the National Stadium bus stop in Lagos.

Korodo advised the Lagos State Governor-elect, Akinmwum Ambode, to fulfill the promises he made to Lagosians, assuring him of the support of the NLC.

He also defined the leadership of the Chiaka Ajaero-led faction of the NLC as representing the aspiration of the workers in truth, fairness, transparency and justice.

In his address, Ajaero said that as a labour centre, they are committed to their primary goal of defending the rights and advancing the interests of workers through the instrumentality of collective bargaining and social dialogue.

Ajaero tasks the incoming administration to address critical issues in respect of civil liberty, rights of citizens, electricity generation and distribution, employment generation, security, corruption, industrialisation, funding of the tertiary institution and more, describing as worrisome the sudden emergence of long queues at fuel stations major cities across the country.

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Workers in the state are owed the salaries following dwindling revenue allocation from the federation account.

It was gathered that the workers decided to shun the celebration of May Day over delay in the payment of their salaries.