Minimum Wage Bill: NLC, TUC Take Protest to NASS, States
A procession of large crowd of workers protesting against the bill before the National Assembly seeking to remove the minimum wage from the Exclusive Legislative list to the Concurrent have completely disrupted the traffic flow between Maitama via Federal Secretariat to the National Assembly Complex.
Addressing the mammoth crowd of workers at the Unity Fountain, Maitama Abuja before taking off to the National Assembly, NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba described some politicians as the major problem Nigeria has today.
Comrade Wabba while expressing displeasure over the bill said there was need for a law to limit age of a political office holders to 70 to give room for Nigerian youths to assume leadership responsibility.
Similarly, in Zamfara State, NLC Chairperson Comrade Sani Halliru led the Mass Rally to Zamfara State House of Assembly and expressed workers worries about the National Minimum Wage Bill as directed by the national body of the NLC
Deputy Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Mr. Musa Bawa Musa while receiving NLC Protesters said, Zamfara State House of Assembly will not support the removal of minimum wage from concurrent list.
Protests have also been taking place in Osun, Oyo.