President of Nigeria Labor Congress, Ayuba Wabba leads anti-government protesters during a March in Abuja.
The NLC has today, Wednesday, increased the national minimum wage demand from #30000 to #65000, in what seemed like a direct reaction to the Nigeria governors’ resolution to pay #22500 as minimum wage after its emergency meeting on Tuesday.
The president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, in a press conference held in Abuja today, said that the Nigeria Governors Forum was not known to law and is thus an illegal body.
“The demand of Organized Labor is not #30000 ; our demand is #65000, ” Wabba said at the conference.
“We wish to reiterate our position adopted at our National Executive Council meeting of 23rd October, 2018 that any figure below #30000 will not be accepted by us, ” Wabba said.