Senator Shehu Sani has shared some pictures of him taking part in the nationwide peaceful protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) which held on Tuesday, January 8.
The protests across the country was held by the organised labour to press their demand for the federal government to implement the N30,000 new national minimum wage.
The senator representing Kaduna central at the National Assembly has been a vocal supporter of the labour union in the struggle for the increment in wages.
The lawmaker on Facebook described the struggle as an ideology, a tradition and a heritage that should be supported.
"Today I joined the nationwide Nigeria Labour Congress peaceful protest and rallies in demand for the new Minimum wage;An ideology,a tradition and a heritage of the struggle we must keep," he said on Facebook.
Below are some photos shared by the senator on the protest:
Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has restated that its government is committed to paying the new minimum wage of N30,000 with additional N600.
The Kano state governor said this when members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) staged a peaceful protest to the government house on Tuesday, January 8, in Kano, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Governor Ganduje, who was represented by his deputy, Nasiru Gawuna, said the welfare of the civil servants in the state is his administration’s top priority.
In a related report, the Imo state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to has ten the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage with a threat to reject those who refuse to act on the issue.
The Anambra chapter of the organisation also toed the position of their Imo counterparts saying its members would reject any candidate or political that refused to support the implementation of the new minimum wage.
Vanguard reports that the two state chapters made this known on Tuesday, during a mass mobilization exercise.
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