Minimum Wage: NLC storms NASS in protest against bill

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has stormed the National Assembly complex Abuja, protesting against the Minimum Wage Bill.

The bill seeks to transfer national minimum wage from the exclusive list to the concurrent list.

Garba Mohammed (APC Kano), who presented the proposal at the House of Representatives two weeks ago said it would allow both the federal and state governments to freely negotiate minimum wage with their workers “in line with our federalism.”

Converging at the Unity Fountain Abuja, the workforce body marched from there to the National Assembly complex demanding the withdrawal of the proposed legislation.

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The bill is an attempt to undermine Nigeria’s working class, said Ayuba Wabba, president of the NLC in a Tuesday statement.

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