Buhari’s Silence On N30,000 Minimum Wage Provocative – NLC
Nigerian workers may have aborted its planned nationwide strike over a 30,000 minimum wage but a labour dispute is still in the offing.
You may recall that the strike was aborted after the organised labour and the federal government reached a tentative agreement to consider a report earlier set by the government on the matter.
Since after the report was submitted and labour called off a planned strike, nothing has yet to be heard from the government on the minimum wage matter.
Now, the Nigeria Labour Congress has described the government’s silence on the 30,000-naira minimum wage proposal as provocative.
NLC said that it expected President Muhammadu Buhari to have sent a draft bill to the National Assembly weeks after report on the minimum wage was submitted to him, adding that organised labour would not wait till eternity for the government on the issue.
In an interview with the Punch Newspapers, the General Secretary of the NLC, Mr Peter Ozo-Eson, said members of the union were becoming restless with the way the government had handled the issue.
He said unless government acted fast, the union might meet again to review government’s position and take necessary action to press home its demand.
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