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Workers Protest In Ibadan Over Delay In New Minimum Wage Implementation

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Workers Protest In Ibadan Over Delay In New Minimum Wage Implementation

Reports reaching NIGERIA NEWS  reveals that the Federal Secretariat in Ibadan is currently under lock and key for delay of new minimum wage.

Reports reveal that some workers in Ibadan engaged in a protest under the umbrella of All Workers Convergence (AWC).

The protest brought about the secretariat lock over “what they termed  as delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage by the Federal Government.”

Speaking on this, The National Coordinator of AWC, Comrade Andrew Emelieze, while addressing journalists, said the protest was to “address the insensitivity of the Federal Government as regards agreeing to and implementing the new minimum wage.”

He said, “The N66,500 that we are demanding is not even up to one per cent of President Muhammadu Buhari’s salary, and they are saying they cannot give us.”

“We know how much the senators are collecting, which is N14 million per month and they are giving us N18,000 per month as minimum wage.”

“We are now in September 2019 and the Federal Government is still delaying the implementation of the new minimum wage, which is an indication that they are not willing to pay it.”

“The workers are saying ‘NO’ to that because the government has the capacity to pay the proposed N66,500 new minimum wage”.

Emelieze said that “federal workers in the state were setting the pace by embarking on the protest and urged all workers throughout the federation to rise up and protest against what he described as “injustice.”

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