N1m Minimum Wage Proposal: No Going Back - NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has reaffirmed its stance on the proposed N1 million minimum wage for workers, stating that there is no going back on the demand. 

The Chairman of NLC in Ogun State, Comrade Hammed Ademola-Benco disclosed this while  addressing  journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Ademola-Benco emphasized that the national leadership of the union remains resolute in its pursuit of better remuneration for workers, particularly advocating for the N1 million minimum wage. 

This demand, initially proposed by the national president of NLC, Joe Ajaero, during negotiations with the Federal Government, reflects concerns over the escalating inflation and the devaluation of the Nigerian currency.
The negotiation led by Ajaero comes against the backdrop of nationwide protests organized by members of the NLC, protesting against the economic hardships exacerbated by the removal of fuel subsidies. 

Speaking at the union's secretariat in Abeokuta, Ademola-Benco highlighted the plight of Nigerian workers, describing them as among the worst paid globally.

His words: “One million naira minimum wage was a product of dollarisation, so we are not withdrawing that, except until they (FG) explain to us why we have to shift ground, we are human beings, we are ready to shift ground.

“Because I can’t just imagine somebody working in Canada and earning 30 Canadian dollars per hour, if the Canadian dollar is N1,000 that means that person is taking N20,000 per hour and some people here are not earning up to N6,000 per eight hours.

“They must bring everything to the table and explain to us, convince us why we should not dollarise salary of workers in this country”.

Ademola-Benco said the nationwide protest was successful despite its sister union, Trade Union Congress (TUC),, and other affiliates pulling out.

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