News Updated: April 21, 2024

Labour lists seven fresh demands ahead of Workers’ Day

By Kehinde Ayanboade
April 21, 2024

Ahead of the May 1, 2024 Workers’ Day celebration, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has again listed seven fresh demands to the Federal Government.

Apart from the known demand for a new minimum wage by the NLC, the labour union is now demanding for the creation of state and local government police to tackle insecurity in the country.

The fresh demands which was made known at the Congress is also asking that states and local governments, as well as the organised private sector, must pay the new minimum wage when it is eventually approved.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the NLC’s National Treasurer, Hakeem Ambali, listed seven demands the congress was expected from both the federal and state governments.

He said, “First, we expect that there should be improved labour government industrial relations, full implementation of minimum wage across the board for the federal, state, local government and private sector workers.


“Settlement of pension arrears, the establishment of compressed natural gas conversion centers in all senatorial districts, fixing of Port Harcourt and Kaduna refineries.

“Creation of state and local government police, granting of local government autonomy, granting of infrastructure support scheme to all local governments.”

Speaking further, Ambali noted that the Congress was still awaiting an invitation to the next meeting of the tripartite committee on minimum wage.

International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries and often called May Day, is a celebration of the working class, and is marked annually on May 1, or the first Monday in May.

The 2024 Workers Day is particularly being looked forward to as it is expected that President Bola Tinubu may unveil the newly proposed minimum wage for workers in the country on that day.


Earlier in the month, organised labour had pegged the new minimum wage at N615,000 per month tentatively.

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