The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have announced that,January 8, 2019, will be a national day of protest over the procastination in the process of a new minimum wage for the country.

Ayuba Wabba, and Peter Ozo-Eson, the NLC National President and General Secretary respectively made the announcement yesterday,that the NLC Leaders took the decision at its National Executive Council and already finalized unless the Federal Government do the needful.

“The NEC-in-Session approved that the protests should hold in all state capitals and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on January 8, 2019. The NEC mandates all industrial unions and state councils to fully mobilise workers and coordinate with other labour unions for this mother-of-all protest,” the excerpt of the statement goes thus.

The labour leaders are not happy with the advancement made since November 6, when the Tripartite Committee on Review of National Minimum Wage gave the report to the President, suggesting N30,000 as the fresh minimum wage.

They anticipated that the Federal Government suppose to have sent a bill on a fresh minimum wage to the National Assembly even before now.

Recall that last week Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to send a bill to implement the fresh minimum wage to the National Assembly.

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