(PHOTOS) Minimum Wage: Kwara Workers Protest, 'On N30,000 We Stand'
The Joint Kwara Labour Congress on Tuesday in Ilorin flocked the streets over the delay of the Federal government to implement the demand of N30,000 minimum wage by NLC.
The workers, who came out in their hundreds, for the NLC Mobilisation and sensitization rally staged a street march.
They carried placards which had different inscriptions: ''Let's all demand for a living wage'', ''Minimum wage solution to corruption'', ''You cannot pay N30, 000 for 30 days but you can pay N30, 000,000 for 30 days".
The theme of the rally was ''Day of National Mourning: On N30, 000 minimum wage we stand".
The NLC Chairman, Kwara Chapter, Comrade Yekini Agunbiade while addressing the workers and Government representatives said it is evil to work more and earn less, adding that Nigeria workers deserve better treatment.
"N30,000 Minimum wage is not even enough to cater for family, we only want to manage it. They have to stop maltreating us.
"We say No to amputated Minimum wage, N30,000 is our our right . Stop denying us our right and pay us what we deserve," he said .
The Kwara State Head of Service (HOS), Mrs Modupe Oluwole assured the protesters of better welfare packages.
She said Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed will fight for the workers and speak in support of their demand.
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