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NLC Declares Strike In Imo, Osun, and 16 other states

The National Labour Congress indicated that about half of the 36 states in Nigeria are yet to receive the concluding payment of the minimum wage.

NLC Declares Strike on Wednesday, the NLC President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba declares strike in Imo, Osun, and 16 other states in the federation that has not received the minimum wage of N30,000.

NLC Declares Strike

These states that have not been paid minimum wage include Imo, Osun, Rivers, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Kwara, Ogun, Gombe, and Zamfara among others.

In a communiqué issued in the National Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, the communiqué that was jointly signed by the NLC President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, and General Secretary, Mr. Emma Ugboaji, stated that

The National Executive Council has resolved to view the refusal to pay the new national minimum wage by the state governments of some states as an act of criminality and betrayal of the oath of office sworn by state chief executives and a dangerous adventure in anarchy Emma Ugbaji

 

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The communiqué concludes: “The NEC-in-session, therefore, directed all states where the national minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be paid to immediately proceed on industrial action”

The NEC meeting also discussed vital areas that the Federal government should look into. They demanded a more favorable review of the template used by the FG in determining the pump price of petrol and how they can stave off the imminent increase in fuel cost that is due to an increase in the price of crude oil in the international market.

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The union further appealed to the Federal Government to reduce the price of gas that is sold to electricity generation companies, this can inversely reduce electricity tariffs.

As a form of reminder, the union called on the Federal Government to renovate the local refineries as it is a sustainable solution to the persistent pump price increase of petrol.

The NLC then admonished the government to do more insecurity and civilian rights.

Finally, the communiqué concluded with a 14-day ultimatum given to the management of Turkish Airlines and Caverton Helicopter regarding the sacked trade union executives, the management was asked to reinstate the sacked workers and detest them from practicing anti-union activities.

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