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The quest for implementation of new national minimum wage is very legitimate and long overdue but this is a very wrong timing for a labour strike

The quest for implementation of new national minimum wage is very legitimate and long overdue but this is a very wrong timing for a labour strike. The Nlc and Tuc unions should have waited for September salaries to be paid before embarking on a strike. If the welfare of the workers is your priority you would have bought some time by extending the deadline for at most a week. Within this period, salaries would have been paid.
When you shutdown everywhere including banks and workers are forced to stay at home with empty pockets, who is going suffer? Is it Buhari who is enjoying himself in New York and even winning fictitious awards? Or is the State Governors who are 'eating' their billions?

 2020-07-26   Admin

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Victor William

26th July 2020


"wrong timing"


Precious TR

26th July 2020


Swears! Sometimes I sit 'n wonder, who are the advisers of this-so-called commission (or whatsoever it is tagged). This wasn't really a smart move.


MaYana Francis

26th July 2020


This got me


Aniekeme Storma Bassey

26th July 2020


Hey, don't tell me that my allawee will nor enter. ??


Iniobong Leroi Umoh

26th July 2020


Keep hope alive


Abasi-akan Victor

26th July 2020


Lol, you ain't seen anything yet.


Joy Ekpenyong

26th July 2020


This!I was just thinking about this on my way to work(Yes, there's work over here, I am actually expecting the NLC law enforcers to come and beat this principal).They should have waited for September salaries to be paid first, especially this particular government that doesn't care.


Adede Ukeme Udom

27th July 2020


This is the right time bro, it is simply a message of intent that salary or not the workers won't take it anymore. If they had waited for salaries to drop, the message would have been watered down. You need to see it from that perspective, that Ngige was playing hide and seek with them. It is more of a show of intent -warning, even if it is two days, the message would have been sent. Panick not, your alert will still drop Tuesday or Wednesday, when it will have been called off.


Iniobong Leroi Umoh

27th July 2020


This is not the right time, you don't go to war without a backup plan. The strike is an indefinite strike, with the tardy nature of this present government the issue might drag on for long. If the strike was after payment of salaries, it would still be effective. Nlc + Tuc strikes always cripple the economy.


Adede Ukeme Udom

27th July 2020


It wouldn't persist man, this war didn't need a backup or second thought otherwise they would have gone weary and the government should have taken the economy into consideration when they kept shifting the goal post. The best time of the lot my brother.


Diokpa Nzubechukwu Okoye-Mbubo

27th July 2020


Monday is October 1st, Independence Day. Buhari is going to address the nation, it's a trap. I am surprised you guys aren't seeing how wise the decisions of the NLC and TUC are.


Iniobong Leroi Umoh

27th July 2020


What is he going to say?


Godfrey George

27th July 2020


That's the point. He'll have nothing to say.


Victor Ogbonna

27th July 2020


Government struggled to pay salaries at a minimum wage rate of #18,000, how much more at #50,000... They are simply asking from the wrong people


Kwame Clement

28th July 2020


So does it mean the money isn't there or just greed? Who are they supposed to ask ?


Thelma Bassey

28th July 2020


Really, do you realize how much your representatives earn? How much funding get to the states? Some states are poor though but it's no excuse.


Victor Ogbonna

28th July 2020


There's enough money to even put the minimum wage at 100k, buh, do our politicians think they've stolen enough??


Thelma Bassey

28th July 2020


Victor Ogbonna maybe it will force their hand.


Victor Ogbonna

28th July 2020


There are more factors working against the increment.... At a minimum wage rate of #50k, there'll be fewer people at campaign rallies, kissing politicians' ass, etc... Nobody would leave their #50k a month job to and be at the stadium during rallies


Thelma Bassey

28th July 2020


Victor Ogbonna LOL


Victor Ogbonna

28th July 2020


Thelma Bassey... You force the hands of people who are morally sound, people who still have conscience, not people who prioritize spending #530 million on a statue while they're still owing salaries, or people who prioritize building ultra modern worship centers with zero economic importance over building of factories to create jobs, etc


Hene Enyi

28th July 2020


Victor Ogbonna you are so right. They are using poverty as a tool to perpetuate themselves and their agenda.


Thelma Bassey

28th July 2020


Victor Ogbonna but we can't just sit back and allow them continue, at least try.


Olayemi Olumurewa Joel

28th July 2020


That's how they've always been. This strategy works for them like magic: starve the masses. And whenever you need their support, offer them stipends. They'll rush it.


Millers Ubong Maurice

29th July 2020


Victor Ogbonna I'm proud of you son!


Victor Ogbonna

29th July 2020


Olayemi Olumurewa Joel... Baba, your head dey dia jare


Olayemi Olumurewa Joel

29th July 2020


Had this conversation with my friend this morning. Embarking on strike to force the government to do the needful is good. But will a government like the one we have in Nigeria today listen to your plight anytime soon? Why not get your September salaries before saying you're going on strike? The bad news is Buhari government doesn't really give a damn.


Patrick Udoudo

29th July 2020


Good move. But I'm afraid they are backing the wrong horse.


Ekemini Bassey

29th July 2020


My brother this thought have perplexed me since when I heard the industrial action, who did our forefathers offend? I weak o.


Louis Alexander Osunwa

29th July 2020


So you now know who is on your side? For everything happening, we are the ones to suffer.


Ajuma Drisu

29th July 2020


Same thing I told someone today... Very wrong move.


Abasi-akan Victor

30th July 2020


I'm just tired of this country, i want to leave if given the slightest chance.


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