Emerging reports have claimed that members of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress on Monday, April 29, took to the street of Abuja, demanding creation of decent jobs for youths in the country.
Channels TV reports that the bodies in large number, marched across some major streets of the nation’s capital, asking the government to step up efforts at eradicating unemployment.
The members noted that the march was preparatory to the commemoration of the 2019 edition of the workers day on May 1.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Nigeria Labour Congress warned all its state chapters against accepting any renegotiation for downward review of the already signed minimum wage law of N30,000 from governors.
The national president of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, made the declaration in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti state as he presided over the election of new leadership of the labour organisation.
The country's workers were under strict instructions not to accept any minimum wage less than N30,000 from the governors.
According to Wabba, the new minimum wage had become binding, having been approved by the two chambers of the National Assembly and signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, the NLC and TUC lauded President Buhari for signing the N30,000 minimum wage bill into law.
Peter Ozo-Eson, general secretary, NLC and Bobboi Kaigama, the president of TUC in a separate interviews on Friday, April 19, in Abuja, described the action as laudable.
Ozo-Eson said that the NLC and Nigerian workers appreciated the swift response of Buhari, adding that such move would assuage the feelings of Nigerian workers.
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