Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Wednesday morning, indicates that hundreds of Nigerian workers under the umbrella of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, have commenced a protest march to the National Assembly Complex, in Abuja.
The NLC and its affiliates are demanding for the withdrawal of a Bill that would remove the National Minimum Wage of N30,000, from the Exclusive Legislative List, to the Concurrent Legislative List.
The House of Representatives had about two weeks ago, introduced the Bill, which according to the Sponsor of the Bill, Garba Mohammed (APC Kano), would allow both the Federal and State Governments freely negotiate the Minimum Wage with their workers, “in line with our Federalism”,
However, the Organised Labour opposed the Bill, arguing that it would undermine the working class in the country.
The protesting workers are presently marching on the Shehu Shagari Way, towards the NASS Complex.
The procession is causing serious traffic gridlock in the nation’s capital, forcing motorists to seek alternative routes.
The National Assembly has failed to comment on the move or its reversal, at the time of filing in this report.
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