Organised Labour comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday embarked on a protest March to the Aso Rock presidential villa demanding “good governance.”
NLC president Ayuba Wabba, who addressed the workers before commencing on the march said that the demand for an increase in minimum wage for workers “is non-negotiable.” Wabba also added that it is “criminal” for government not to pay salary and pensions.
“There is absence of good governance, with that absent, we are at the receiving end. So we march for good governance,” he said.
On arrival at the villa gate, the protesters were informed that only 20 of them would be allowed unto meet the Acting President, a move the protesters sternly rejected.
Many of the protesters, decried the move, saying they are not in support of the arrangement.
“Why will they allow us to March down here and abandoned us, if they wanted only 20 people they should have been the one to March,” one of the protesters said.
The presidential villa has released smiling photos of acting president Yemi Osinbajo with the labour leaders who were allowed to enter the villa.
Osinbajo reportedly listened to their queries and addressed them as well.
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