NLC threatens Governors and Lawmakers with protest over Minimum Wage

The stage appears set for a clash of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) with governors and lawmakers pushing the bill which seeks to remove the National Minimum Wage from the exclusive to the concurrent legislative list.


The NLC leadership yesterday threatened to mobilize Nigerians against governors and some National Assembly members.


NLC President Ayuba Wabba accused some members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum of sponsoring such an anti-workers’ legislation.


The bill which scaled through the first reading before the House embarked on Easter recess is set for second reading on the floor of the House where members will debate on it.


Mr Wabba, who kicked against fresh moves to “strangulate workers”, who have been frustrated by the lingering socio-economic hardship, said labour would explore every legitimate legal means to protect workers.