NLC Stages Protest Over FG’s ‘No Work No Pay’ – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

Nigerian News

NLC Stages Protest Over FG’s ‘No Work No Pay’

Published

on

NLC Stages Protest Over FG’s ‘No Work No Pay’

The President of the Joint Public Negotiating Council Comrade, Abdulrafiu Adeniji on Tuesday led a protest over the federal government’s directives of “no work, no pay” rule.

The President, while speaking to journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) building in Abeokuta, Ogun State, said he had been directed to come to Ogun State to lead the workers on a protest of “no pay no work” because a responsible government who truly wanted the comfort of the people would not say ‘no work, no pay’ over a penny of N30,000 per month.

“We are here today to make a statement to Nigerian and the Government that the populace have being denied of work force in Nigeria. We expected minimum wage so we are here as a mark of solidarity for suffering working class and establishing the stuff that long enough the government of the country.

“We have been deprived of our rights not only the worker but the entire populace because we are aware of the amount politicians receive per month, it is only in Nigeria that workers receive lowest minimum wage salary, which is not even regular,” he said.

“We need to sensitise our members and the entire workforce both in the private, the public and those people who are self-employed to know their right, they stand for it and fight for their right and the rights of the Nigerian workers,” he said.

He added that “We must tell the public why the new minimum wage must be increased, not only paid but to be expended upon.

In a spot, Comrade Olubunmi Fabiyi, the State Chairman of Trade Union Congress ascribed that Nigerian workers are the least paid in the world

Further more, Comrade Akeem Ambali, the State Chairman, Ogun NLC described the N30,000 minimum wage as “chicken change” in the pocket of the Nigeria government.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Business News

US Ambassador Advises Nigeria To Diversify Economy

Published

on

By

US Ambassador Advises Nigeria To Diversify Economy

U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has advised Nigeria to diversify its economy to experience deeper growth and development.

The ambassador gave the advice at the annual dinner of the Nigeria-American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner in Lagos on Sunday.

In a statement delivered by Ebuka Igochukwu, the chamber’s communication manager, Symington said Nigeria should reduce its dependence on crude oil.

Another speaker at the event, Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, a former Nestle Foods Chairman, said Nigeria has to unearth the golden opportunities for economic growth and development. To do that, he recommended Agriculture and ICT which he said are viable alternatives to crude oil.

Honeywell chairman, Oba Otudeko, expressed concern bout the low performance of non-oil nigerian businesses in taking advantage of African Growth and Opportunity Act, AGOA.

NACC president, Otunba Oluwatoyin Akomolafe, said the Chamber was committed to improving trade relations between Nigeria and the U.S.

Continue Reading

Entertainment News

Tunde Kelani Resigns As National Film And Video Censors Board Boss

Published

on

By

Tunde Kelani Resigns As National Film And Video Censors Board Boss

Iconic filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, hs resigned as boss of the National Film and Video Censors Board. Kelani blamed his resignation on the make-up of the board, and what he described as contradictions in the mentality of board members.

He said in a statement that his life and career do not fit into the set up of the board. The film icon said the structure is not aware of its functions, or what it is supposed to accomplish. Kelani said this has made it difficult for him to even try to fulfill those functions.

The filmmaker said he has decided to resign because he needed to spend his time and energy on productive, developmental, cultural, social and meaningful projects.

He said the change expected was not possible within such a large group of 52 members.

Continue Reading

Nigerian News

Drunk FRSC Official Causes Car Accident In Lagos

Published

on

By

Drunk FRSC Official Causes Car Accident In Lagos

It is a grave situation when an official, charged with guarding the law, himself is found breaking it.

That is the case of a federal road safety corps official who was allegedly drunk and who caused a car accident as a result in Lagos over the weekend.

The officer, Deputy Route Commander B. Ojeaamiren was reported to have been unable to react quickly to angry motorists whose vehicle he had bashed because of his alleged intoxication. His movement was said to be slow, and his speech slurred. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

Meanwhile, federal road safety corps marshal, dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, says the corps marshal has condemned the officer’s alleged behavior in its totality.  She also said the marshal has vowed to institute necessary disciplinary actions against the officer. He is quoted as sayng, if found guilty, the offending officer will face the law.

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: