Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at a May Day Rally booed and then chased away the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were also not spared as they were chased out of Eagle Square.  

Trouble started when the moderator of the event, which took place at Eagle Square, called on the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Mrs Abiola Bawa, as the representative of Mr Ngige, who was himself representing President Muhammadu Buhari. 

The workers, infuriated that the minister would be represented at an event in which he was physically present, responded in boos, shouting “No! No!! No!!!  We don't want you!”

That response compelled the Minister to climb the podium but the angry mob started singing, “Ole! Ole!! Ole!!!  Minimum wage! Minimum wage!!” 

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