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Workers threaten to go on nationwide strike; to protest on January 8

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has threatened to go on strike over the inability of the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly.

The leadership of the Congress has set Jan. 8 as date for the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike

NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the strike would be inevitable if nothing happened before the set date.

He appealed to workers across the nation to support the action to succeed in the interest of their social and economic prosperity.

“It is unfortunate that the Federal Government is yet to transmit to the National Assembly an executive bill for the enactment of N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.

“Government’s dilly-dallying on the issue has strained Government-Labour relations with a potential for a major national strike which could just be days away.

“I want to appeal to the government to do the needful by urgently transmitting the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly.

“We also would like to use this same opportunity to urge workers to fully mobilise for a prolonged national strike and enforce their right.”

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