Minimum Wage: Lawan Pleads With NLC Over Planned Strike
Senate President Ahmed Lawan/Punch Newspaper

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has made a call to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to shelve its proposed industrial strike.

Lawan made the appeal when the executives of the NLC and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, (PASAN) led by Ayuba Waba and Sunday Sabiyi paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

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The congress had announced the intention to begin a nationwide over alleged delay in implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage.

Lawan called for further understanding and patriotism, adding that some states had started paying the agreed minimum wage.

“We should not encourage personal issue to overshadow our collective responsibility to nation building.

“We will journey with you to ensure absolute implementation of the minimum wage by the Federal government.” Lawan pleaded.