The Lagos State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has demanded N200,000 as the national minimum wage following the removal of fuel subsidy.
Akelicious reports that an NLC leader stated this during the protest which started under Ikeja under-bridge in Lagos.
NLC had given the government a seven-day ultimatum with threats of a nationwide strike scheduled to commence on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.
Speaking in the video, the NLC leader said that the cost of living has gone up and people are dying out of hunger.
He said, “The cost of living is very high and people are dying every day.
We have decided to go to Abuja to discuss with the government constructively by tendering our charter of demands which includes the national minimum wage to be put forward as N200,000, the four refineries must work and Labour to be part of the supervisory committee.”