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.
Group Seeks Compensation For Building Collapse Victims In Lagos, Oyo
Advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has called for investigation into circumstances surrounding buildings collapse incidents in Lagos and Oyo states last week.
SERAP said the two states should take immediate steps to investigate the latest incidents and bring to justice complicit developers and contractors.
SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, says the group is ready to offer free legal services to affected families.
Building Collapse: Lagos Demolishes 13 Buildings
Five more buildings in Lagos Island have been brought down by the Lagos state government, bringing the number of demolished buildings to thirteen.
Lagos state building control agency embarked on this demolition on Friday to prevent another disaster after Wednesday’s collapsed building incident in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island.
Twenty persons were killed; forty-five others were injured when a four-storey building, housing a school at its top floor, collapsed. Most of the dead were children.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Rotimi Ogunleye described the exercise as a holistic response to the challenges posed by derelict structures and unapproved schools.
The government has taken over the site of the collapsed Massey street building.
Government officials say the ministry had identified 149 distressed and defective buildings, of which 40 have been demolished.
10 Killed In Attack On Kaduna Community
Ten persons have been killed in a fresh attack in Nandu community in Kaduna State.
Chairman Sanga local government council, Charles Danladi, says the attack happened in Nandu village in which eleven houses were burnt.
This is happening at a time when the state struggles to contain repeated attacks in Kajuru local government area of the state for two months now.
Dozens of civilians have been killed there in communal violence believed to be between the Adara people and their Fulani neighbours.
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