- Labour union has vowed to shut down the country if lawmakers insist on the minimum wage bill
- Specifically, the bill will remove minimum wage from the exclusive list
- With this, minimum wage will be determined by individual states
Nigerians should be ready for a mega strike as organised labour in Nigeria, a coalition of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), and other groups have threatened to shut down the country.
This followed the decision of the National Assembly to remove minimum wage from the exclusive list.
According to leaders of the Lagos chapter of TUC and NLC, there is no going back on the total opposition to the bill.
Speaking on the bill, Gbenga Ekundayo, state chairman of TUC urged the country to prepare because there will be a total strike and massive protest if the National Assembly fails to listen to them, Premium Times reports.
Recall that that Legit.ng reported that protesters overwhelmed security and made their way into National Assembly premises to press home their demands.
The protest which was organised by the labour union is against a bill that seeks to allow governors of various states across the country to determine their minimum wage.
In a series of tweets by @OrderPaper, it was disclosed that the controversial bill scaled second reading in the House of Representatives two weeks ago amidst stiff opposition from members.
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