Nigeria Labour Congress Presents Fresh Demands to Bola Tinubu-led Government Ahead of Workers’ Day

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has put forth a list of seven new demands to the federal government led by Bola Tinubu in anticipation of this year’s commemoration of Workers’ Day on May 1. These demands are in addition to the NLC’s call for an increase in the minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

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Hakeem Ambali, the National Treasurer of the NLC, stated that the congress is advocating for the establishment of state and local government police forces to address the prevailing insecurity in the country, among other issues.

“We anticipate improved industrial relations between the government and labor, as well as the full implementation of the minimum wage for workers in the federal, state, local government, and private sectors,” Ambali remarked.

He further highlighted the settlement of pension arrears, the establishment of compressed natural gas conversion centers across all senatorial districts, and the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt and Kaduna refineries as additional demands.

The NLC also emphasized that the new minimum wage, once approved, should be paid by state and local governments as well as the organized private sector.

It is worth noting that the organized labor previously proposed a monthly minimum wage of N615,000.

Ambali mentioned that the NLC is eagerly awaiting an invitation to the upcoming meeting of the tripartite committee on minimum wage.

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