The Nigeria labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday morning has stormed the National Assembly In Abuja to protest over a bill seeking to amend the new minimum wage.
DAILY GIST gathered that the protest which is holding simultaneously across other states is to amend the national minimum wage act.
The bill is being sponsored by Honourable Garba Mohammed of Sabon Gari Federal Constituency, Kaduna State, if passed it may allow states to fix minimum wages as they deem fit, without necessarily adhering to the N30,000 wage benchmark
Some of the protesters were spotted , carrying placards with inscriptions such as: “On National Minimum Wage We Stand” , No To Minimum Wage on Concurrent List, “Yes To Minimum Wage on Exclusive List”.
Shortly before proceeding to the NASS, NLC President, Ayuba Wabba who is leading the protest said minimum wage issues are not something to be toyed with, insisting that workers who generate the wealth of the nation, deserves a fair minimum wage.