Nigerians has been urged to prepare for a nationwide strike on Thursday over the federal government’s delay in the implementation of a new national minimum wage.
The organised labour has issued ultimatum to the FG, which will expire on Wednesday (tomorrow).
In a communique issued after its meeting on Monday, September 24, Joe Ajaero, the President of the United Labour Congress (ULC), said labour had begun preparations for the strike.
The ULC President said: “We shall no longer be obliged by this time to give any further notice to the government before embarking on the action.
“By this communiqué, we order all our affiliates and state councils nationwide to move to the final level of alert in their preparation for the proposed nationwide strike,” he added.
Ajaero maintained that a new national minimum wage was desirable and possible; noting that lack of patriotism, greed and corruption was the bane of a reasonable wage.