Story By Akinola Emmanuel, March 3, 2021
The National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress has announced a national protest slated for March 10, 2021.
The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) conrade Aruba Wanna made this disclosure while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday over plans by the National Assembly to move the national minimum wage from the Exclusive legislative to the concurrent legislative list.
Comrade Wabba said the protest is to make a strong statement that Nigerian workers would not lie low and watch hard rights which are of global standards bastardise by opportunistic and narrow thinking politician.
He said the protest will be concurrently held in all the 36 states of the federation and to the different state houses of Assembly across Nigeria.
Wabba said he has directed National Administrative council council of the NLC to declare and efforce a national strike action especially if the legislators continue on the ruinous path of moving the law.
The Congress also rejected in its entirety the plot to decentralise Nigeria’s judiciary through the establiment of state judiciary councils describing it unpatriotic, self serving, and attempt to throw Nigeria into judicial and social crisis.
NLC also warned that it may be forced to picket any petrol station found to be inflicting pains on Nigeria through artificial petroleum scarcity.