The organised labour on Wednesday, threatened to go on strike if the Federal Government fails to approve and implement the N30,000 minimum wage recommended by the tripartite committee.

The General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Musa Lawal, in a reaction to comments by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said that the report of the tripartite committee was a mere recommendation.

According to him, the organised labour decided to shelve its planned strike because the government had expressed the willingness to accept the report of the tripartite committee.

Lawal warned that anything short of the full implementation of the report would be met with stiff opposition.

The TUC General Secretary said, “They can say anything they want to say. Why were they panicky before? Why did they agree to the N30,000? They can call it a mere recommendation or whatever they want to call it but the important thing is that at the end of the day, if we do not get the N30,000, they know what we will do”.

Ayuba Wabba, the NLC President could not be reached as he did not respond to telephone calls as at the time of filing this report.



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