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NLC holds protest for new national minimum wage today


The Nigeria Labour Congress says it is set to hold a nationwide protest on Tuesday over the delay in transmitting the recommendations of the Tripartite Committee on a new National Minimum Wage to the National Assembly .
Dr Peter Ozo- Eson , the NLC General Secretary , stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday .
The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that the National Executive Council of the NLC had threatened to embark on a nationwide protest on January 8 , if the Federal Government did not send the Tripartite Committee report on N 30 , 000 minimum wage to the National Assembly .
The organised labour issued the threat following President Muhammadu Buhari ’s statement that a “high powered technical committee” would be set up to devise ways to ensure that its implementation did not lead to an increase in the level of borrowing .
According to Ozo -Eson , the National Executive Council of NLC met on December 17 , 2018 and directed that the union would hold a nationwide mobilisation of workers and allies protest.
“We immediately announced then that on Tuesday, Jan . 8 , 2019, there will be a nationwide mass mobilisation and protests simultaneously across all states in Nigeria . This does not translate to a strike .
“It is on record that each time we had cause to embark on a national strike , we say so publicly without any equivocation .
“We still don ’ t understand where the story about a strike commencing tomorrow came from, ” he said .
He noted that all state councils, affiliate unions and the civil society organisations had been fully informed and mobilised to ensure the success of Tuesday’ s mass protests in all the states and the Federal Capital Territory .
He added that when a date was decided for the commencement of a strike subsequently , he would inform the public appropriately .
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