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NLC lists seven demands, wants creation of states, LG police


The Nigeria Labour Congress has unveiled seven key demands from the Federal Government ahead of the upcoming Workers’ Day on May 1, 2024. These demands include the implementation of a new minimum wage and the establishment of state and local government police to tackle the nation’s security challenges.

The NLC emphasized the importance of states, local governments, and the private sector adhering to the new minimum wage once it is approved.

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The NLC’s National Treasurer, explained, Hakeem Ambali, “First, we expect that there should be improved labor-government industrial relations, full implementation of minimum wage across the board for the federal, state, local government and private sector workers.”

This call comes as the current minimum wage, set at N30,000, expired on April 18, 2024.

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He added, “Settlement of pension arrears, the establishment of compressed natural gas conversion centers in all senatorial districts, fixing of Port Harcourt and Kaduna refineries.”

Ambali stressed the need for “Creation of state and local government police, granting of local government autonomy, granting of infrastructure support scheme to all local governments.”

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The NLC’s demands come amid expectations that President Bola Tinubu may reveal a new minimum wage for workers on Workers’ Day.

A member of the Trade Union Congress mentioned, “We are going to have another round of serious conversations with the government.”