Traffic Paralyzed In Abuja As Labour Protest Against Proposed Decentralised Minimum Wage

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Traffic Paralyzed In Abuja As Labour Protest Against Proposed Decentralised Minimum Wage

A protest by members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against a bill to remove minimum wage from the Exclusive List to the Concurrent List of the Nigerian Constitution has led to serious traffic gridlock in the nation’s capital.

Hundreds of members the labour union are said to be marching to the National Assembly to demand for the withdrawal of the bill, thereby causing traffic logjam on the Shehu Shagari Way, with many motorists diverting to alternate routes to avoid being caught up in the traffic.

It would be recalled that the House of Representatives had about two weeks ago introduced the bill which according to the sponsor, Garba Mohammed (APC Kano), would allow both the federal and state governments to freely negotiate minimum wage with their workers in line with the nation’s federalism.

Labour unions in the country however kicked agaisnt it, arguing that it would undermine the working class in the country.

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