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NLC declares nationwide protest over hardship

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a two-day nationwide mass protest to urge the Federal Government to alleviate the sufferings of the people.

President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero made the declaration on Friday, February 26, at Labour House in Abuja, during an ongoing press conference.

According to the president, the protest will hold between February 27 and 28 to press the demands on the current hardship being faced by Nigerians.

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Joe Ajaero recently said labour union has asked the Nigerian Government to consider N1 million as minimum wage if inflation and other economic indicators worsen.

He expressed the belief that as long as the dollar keeps rising against the naira, the demands for a higher minimum wage will be inevitable.

The NLC president explained that the initial N200,000 minimum wage proposal which was reviewed to N400,000, is no longer tenable given the soaring price of food items and inflation.

Ajaero said in part; “This N1 million may be relevant if the value of the Naira continues to depreciate; if the inflation continues to depreciate. The demand for Labour is equally dependent on what is happening in society.

“You will remember that by the time we contemplated N200,000, the exchange rate was about N900. Today, the exchange rate is about N1,400 or even more.”