New Minimum Wage: Labour Protest in Lagos
Nigeria Labour on Tuesday 30/10/2018, took to the street at Ikorodu Road, Lagos to protest the failure of the Federal government to accept the new minimum wage of N30,000. The peaceful protest caused traffic gridlock from the Onipanu Bus Stop to Obanikoro Bus Stop. The protesters were seen holding flags of the Nigeria Labour Congress, and sharing fliers, to passers-by, which detailed their demands from government.
The flier, which is titled, National Day of Mourning and Outrage, said the Organised Labour was in mourning and outrage because they receive the lowest salary in the world, while government officials including the president, governors, legislators, ministers are among the highest paid in the world. A footnote on the flier urged Lagos residents to buy foodstuffs as “markets, shops, businesses, offices, transportation and filling stations will be shut. Stay at Home!”