Following the inability of the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has set Jan. 8 as date for the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike.
NAN reports that NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the strike would be inevitable if nothing happened before the set date.
He appealed to workers across the nation to support the action to succeed in the interest of their social and economic prosperity.
Wabba called on the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly for a speedy passage.
Explaining that the strike has becomes inevitable as the last option for labour, the NLC president called on all Nigerians and businesses to understand and support it.
He however assured workers that their labour, patience and diligence would not be in vain.
Wabba said the NLC leadership remains committed to giving all it takes to ensure workers get just and fair wages in a decent work environment appropriate to their well-being.
He added that the NLC leadership is similarly committed to social protection for workers.