Labour Protests In Lagos, Demands New Minimum Wage

Labour on Tuesday took to the Ikorodu Road to protest the failure of the Federal Government to accept the new minimum wage of N30,000.

The Punch reports that the peaceful protest caused traffic gridlock from the Onipanu Bus Stop to Obanikoro Bus Stop as of the time of filing this report.

The protesters were seen holding flags of the Nigeria Labour Congress, and sharing fliers, to passers-by, which detailed their demands from government.

The flier, which is titled, National Day of Mourning and Outrage, said the Organised Labour was in mourning and outrage because they receive the lowest salary in the world, while government officials including the president, governors, legislators, ministers are among the highest paid in the world.

It was alleged that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, did not tell the government the truth.

A footnote on the flier urged Lagos residents to buy foodstuffs as “markets, shops, businesses, offices, transportation and filling stations will be shut. Stay at Home!”

See a photo of the flier:



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