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Nigeria Labour Congress: Stand Firm in Your Fight For a Fair Wage

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Nigeria Labour Congress: Stand Firm in Your Fight For a Fair Wage

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has been a crucial advocate for workers’ rights and welfare in Nigeria. Their demand for improved wages underscores the pressing need for a living wage that reflects the economic realities faced by Nigerian workers.

 

The NLC should remain firm in their negotiations and ensure that the government recognizes the urgent necessity for reasonable wage adjustments for Nigerian workers. Nigerian workers have been battling inflation, rising costs of living, and economic instability, all of which erode their purchasing power.

It is very unfortunate and unbelievable that while those in the executive and legislative arms of the government smile home with millions of naira monthly, outside other allowances and entitlements, the federal government is boldly proposing a minimum wage of sixty thousand (N60,000) naira for Nigerian workers, an amount insufficient to purchase a bag of rice in the country. How can individuals survive with such meager earnings, especially those with families, in the face of the prevailing harsh economy?

 

The Nigeria Labour Congress must remain unwavering in their demands, engaging in strategic and evidence-based negotiations with the government. The ultimate goal should be to secure a minimum wage that genuinely enhances the quality of life for Nigerian workers and reflects the nation’s economic realities.

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