Minimum wage: Don’t shut down nationwide grid, Nigerians urge NLC

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As the standoff between the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Federal Government over the proposed minimal wage continues, Nigerian residents have taken to social media to implore the labour union to not disrupt the nationwide grid throughout any potential strike motion.

On Monday, the NLC rejected the federal government’s presents of both ₦62,000 or ₦100,000 as the brand new minimal wage, with Assistant General Secretary Chris Onyeka describing these figures as a “starvation wage.”

“Our position is very clear. We have never considered accepting ₦62,000 or any other wage that we know is below what we know can take Nigerian workers home. We will not negotiate a starvation wage,” Onyeka acknowledged in an interview on Channels Television on Monday.

The NLC has maintained its demand for a ₦250,000 minimal wage, which Onyeka termed “enough concession to the government and the other social partners in this particular situation.”

With the one-week grace interval given to the federal authorities expiring by midnight on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, Nigerians have taken to social media to specific their issues concerning the potential impression of a nationwide strike on the facility sector.

“Okay good, do not touch the national grid. Please, I am begging you,” tweeted @TaoFeek182.

Another person, @Ishow_leck, echoed this sentiment, stating, “You guys should do whatever you want to do, but please keep off from the power grid this time. Let’s all sit home and relax peacefully.”

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The requires sparing the nationwide grid stem from the widespread disruption brought on by the earlier week’s energy outage, which left many Nigerians with out electrical energy for prolonged intervals.

“If NLC is going for a strike and National Grid/electricity is going with them, they might start losing the support of the masses. NLC should be smart about this, please. You need the support of the people to be able to pressure those in power,” cautioned @KhadijaGarba19.

Nigerians have additionally cited the potential impression on important companies, with @Letter_to_Jack interesting, “Do what you have to but keep your hands off the National Grid this time. For the sake of some of us who want to watch Euros and other patriotic citizens who care about people in hospitals who need light in the ICU. Thanks and God bless.”

Meanwhile, @Emmanuelkalu546 stated, “Shut down the national grid.”

While @AdeyemiGCFR wrote, “Awesome. Let’s shut down everywhere, firstly, the National Grid!”

Consequently, @Dambatta_1 stated, “#62k as salary is an insult to the intelligence of the Nigerian workers. The NLC should resume their relaxed strike immediately. Shut down the National Grid, Airports, Banks, Train Stations, NNPC, CBN and Co. Let them bring the country to a standstill.”

Furthermore, Joseph Umoh, @umohjoe, wrote, ” Very insensitive Government! You by no means settle with the poor Nigerian folks you go improve Chief Justice wages 300%! Please if laying aside the National grid will make them pay attention GO AHEAD! Aluta continua!!”



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