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FG Urges Patience as Labour Unions Plan Indefinite Strike Over Minimum Wage


The Federal Government of Nigeria has requested more time to address the demands for a new minimum wage as organised labour prepares for an indefinite strike starting Monday.

This appeal comes amid concerns over the potential negative impact of the strike on the nation’s economy.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, urged labour leaders to reconsider the strike, emphasising that industrial action would exacerbate the current economic challenges.

He highlighted the government’s commitment to resolving the issue and called for patience and understanding from the labour unions.

Meanwhile, labour unions, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have steadfastly demanded an immediate review of the minimum wage, citing the rising cost of living and inflation.

The unions argue that the current minimum wage is insufficient for workers to maintain a decent standard of living.

The impending strike has raised concerns about fuel scarcity and power outages, as unions representing petroleum and electricity workers have expressed their intention to join the strike.

The situation remains tense as both sides negotiate to avert the nationwide industrial action happening.

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