The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Nigerian government to consider N1 million as the minimum wage in the country. The request was made by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, during an event organized by the NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to mark the 2024 Africa Industrialization Day in Abuja.
Wabba highlighted the need for a living wage that can meet the basic needs of workers, considering the prevailing economic challenges and inflation rates in the country. He emphasized that the N1 million minimum wage demand is in line with the international standard and the capacity of the Nigerian economy.
The NLC president also urged the government to address other labor-related issues, such as job security, workplace safety, and improved working conditions. He emphasized the importance of industrialization for economic development and job creation.
This call for an increased minimum wage comes amid rising inflation and economic challenges in Nigeria. The NLC and TUC have been actively advocating for improved conditions for workers to ensure their well-being and productivity.