Reports surfaced a few days ago that organised labour may go on a nationwide strike over non-implementation of the new minimum wage.
NLC President Ayuba Wabba, in a statement, said:
“We would wish to inform our members and affiliate unions, civil society allies and the general public that the Nigeria Labour Congress is neither organising nor getting associated with any mass action or street protest over any issue in any part or every part of the country in the days ahead.
“Similarly, the decision to do a mass action or any form of protest is usually taken by those organs. Accordingly, we wish to state unambiguously that neither has such an issue arose nor a debate for a mass action taken place, let alone a decision to proceed on mass action.”
Wabba went on to say the Congress respects the right of the citizenry to freely associate and hold an opinion as well as peacefully protest against any policy or policies they disagree with.