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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday staged a nationwide protest over proposed withdrawal of the National Minimum Wage from the exclusive to the concurrent legislative list by the national Assembly.

The protest which is being coordinated from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sees members of the organised labour from various organisations arrived at the venue for the take-off of the protest in various states bearing placards with different inscriptions.

The National President of Nigerian Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba while addressing the workers at the Unity Fountain in Abuja described as shameful, the attempt by some State Governors and members of the National Assembly to short-change the workers.

Wabba says the Bill being sponsored by Garba Datti Muhammad ( APC: Kaduna) to amend the minimum wage law must be resisted.

According to him, such an amendment will leave the Nigerian workers at the mercies of State governors whom he says will be paying workers whatever the decision.

The NLC Chairman says rather than seek to reduce the salaries of civil servants, the salaries of political officers including that of the legislators should be cut down.

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