The Nigerian Labour Congress is set to embark on a nationwide protest on Wednesday over moves by the National Assembly to remove the national minimum wage from the exclusive to the concurrency of the legislative list, aso Naija reports.
In a statement on Tuesday, the NLC said the protest will hold in the 36 states’ Houses of Assembly.
It added that the protest will start from the Unity Fountain Abuja at 7:30 am to the National Assembly complex.
The Congress had after its emergency National Executive Council meeting in Abuja last Tuesday, vowed to resist “any attempt to exterminate Nigeria’s working class”.
The House of Representatives two weeks ago debated a bill to remove the powers to negotiate wage matters from the exclusive to the concurrent list, citing the inability of state governors to pay the N30,000 minimum wage for the move.