The organised labour union on Tuesday invaded the presidential villa, Abuja in protest of an immediate implementation of what it agreed with the government as the new minimum wage.
The protest led by the TUC president, Bobboi Kagama, was tagged ‘National day of mourning.’
Kaigama speaking at the scene of the protest insisted that the labour union will not leave the Villa until the governors and executive committee on New minimum wage led by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo respond positively to their demands.
They wondered why the governors would not pass the agreed new minimum wage, insisting that the increment will not lead to any form of inflation.
Kaigama, speaking to newsmen said: “The governor’s complaints of no equitable distribution of revenue in all states is not acceptable, as the governor of Lagos State is receiving the same salary as the Governor of Kebbi state. We also need equity among workers’ salary.
“Equity is also good for the commoner. The minimum wage cannot take governors throughout the week.
“N30,000 is by far less than the value of N18,000 in 2011. Even the value of N18,000 in 2011 was valued at 50 dollars but now is valued at less than 50 dollars.
“Nigerian workers are not in charge of the economy and the government who increased the inflation rate for reasons best known to them.
“The same rate of inflation should be applied to the increase of minimum wage. No minimum wage, no vote to any presidential or governorship candidate.”