Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and te Trade Union Congress (TUC) have embarked on a nationwide protest following plans to amend the national minimum wage act.
The protest ensued after a bill to remove the national minimum wage from exclusive list to Concurrent list passed second reading at the House of Representatives. The bill is being sponsored by Honourable Garba Mohammed of Sabon Gari Federal Constituency, Kaduna State.
The workers who are currently protesting in different states in the country, held up placards that read “On National Minimum Wage We Stand” , No To Minimum Wage on Concurrent List, “Yes To Minimum Wage on Exclusive List”.
The protesting workers are presently marching on the Shehu Shagari Way towards the NASS complex.
The procession is causing serious traffic gridlock forcing motorists to seek alternative routes to avoid being caught in the traffic logjam.