By Talatu Bala
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday commenced a nationwide protest over the N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the country.
The unionists assembled at the Labour House in Abuja in their commitment to ensuring that the Presidency transmits the recommendation of the tripartite committee to the National Assembly.
NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, led the rally as the union members march across various parts of the FCT.
Ayuba Wabba had told reporters after a meeting with federal government team led by Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige that today’s protest is a rally aimed at drawing the attention of all relevant individual and institutions to the urgent need to transmit the recommended N30,000 minimum wage to the National Assembly.
The minister expressed hope that President Muhammadu Buhari would ensure that the bill was transmitted to the lawmakers in the next few weeks.
The organized labour had directed all its affiliates to mobilise for the nationwide protest following a joint meeting held last week in Lagos state.