NLC Niger Chapter Join Nationwide Labour Protest
9 January 2019 News
The Niger state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC Tuesday joined their counterparts nationwide to agitate for the implementation of the new minimum wage.
Labour leaders and civil servants turned out en masse for the protest in minna the state capital.
The protest commenced from the Labour House to the Government House with placards bearing different inscriptions and singing of union songs.
The union and it’s leaders were received at the Government House by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.
NLC president, Comrade Ayuba wabba represented by the Head of Public Affairs of the Congress, Comrade Breson Opah said the delay in the implementation of the thirty thousand naira Minimum wage was unacceptable.
He noted that the Executive Bill on the new minimum wage should be transmitted without further delay.
The NLC President explained that failure to do this would lead to a total shut down.
The Chairman of NLC in the state, Comrade Ndako Idris pointed out that Nigerian workers are not liabilities but assets to the country.
Comrade Idris maintained that issues of workers welfare must be taken seriously.
Responding, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello pointed out that every citizens deserve to be treated well in the interest of peace.
He said everything humanly possible should be done to meet the workers’ demand within available resources.