NLC to go on 3-day warning strike after nationwide protest

The Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), has said it will begin a three-day warning strike immediately after its planned protest and might have to go on indefinite strike if the government fails to resolve the issues with university-based unions and resolve the over 5-month-old strike. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who made this known when he responded to questions from newsmen at the side-line of the on-going ‘18th NLC Rain School, 2022’, said, “The protest happening tomorrow is not a solidarity protest but a protest of NLC against government actions that lead…

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Poor Electricity Supply: NLC demands reversal of privatisation of nation’s power sector

The Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), has called on the Federal Government to reverse the privatisation deal of the power sector, stating that the exercise has worsened the electricity supply in the country. Speaking at the Maiden Employers Summit in Abuja, yesterday, the President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said the level of electricity infrastructure deficit in Nigeria was becoming intolerable. According to him, “We demand the reversal of the power sector privatisation exercise and the return of the privatised electricity assets back to Nigerians. “We believe that government has business…

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2023: Nigeria Labour Congress calls for restructuring

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has called for restructuring that would bring good governance, sustainable development and social justice as the country approaches the 2023 general election and beyond. The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said this at the ‘2022 Workers Political Conference’, with the theme: “Commitment to National Emancipation and Development through Effective Political Engagement by Workers“, which was held on Wednesday, in Abuja. According to Wabba, the Conference seeks to set the Labour Agenda as a guide to our affiliates and workers and for engagement with Nigeria’s political class…

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Fuel Price: NLC vows to shut down economic activities

…Begins mobilisation Following the news of the Federal Government’s plan to increase fuel pump price to N340, the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has vowed to ground economic activities across the country, adding that it has started mobilisation of its members for the showdown. Recall that the Federal Government recently announced its readiness to withdraw subsidies on petroleum products as from next year, saying that the burden of the subsidy was too heavy to bear. The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who disclosed this during the opening ceremony of 17th NLC…

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Insecurity: NLC blames politicians for Nigeria’s woes and frustration

…Says despondency of youth cause of crimes  The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has blamed the brand of politics the political actors play for the slow development of Nigeria. In its Independence Day message issued in Abuja, yesterday, by its President, Ayuba Wabba, the NLC said instead of building on the zeal and energy of Nigerian workers and people to redeem the image of the black race, which was badly mauled by slave trade and colonisation, Nigeria’s political leaders shifted their eyes from the dreams of a great country and became…

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NLC Roundtable: Social protection an essential for human security, Says Wabba 

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has disclosed that Social Protection is essential for human security and social justice, noting that it is the foundation for peaceful societies committed to shared wealth and prosperity. This was made known to newsmen by the NLC president, during a Roundtable on ‘Social Protection Cover’, with the theme: “Expanding Social Protection Cover and Ensuring Effective Implementation in Nigeria”, which was held at the International Conference Center, on Tuesday, in Abuja. According to Wabba, “The Roundtable was a fallout of the recent…

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Electricity tariff hike: NLC threatens nationwide strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the Federal Government should implement its proposed hike in electricity tariff. There have been reports of a purported hike in electricity tariff, taking effect from September 1, 2021. According to the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the Congress wanted to believe that the new move was just speculation. Wabba, in a statement issued yesterday, titled, ‘Notice on speculations on increase in electricity tariffs,’ warned that the NLC would not fold its arm and allow an increase in…

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Kaduna Labour strike: El-Rufa’i declares NLC leaders bandits, sacks nurses, KASU lecturers 

…As armed thugs disrupt labour’s protest…APC Govs urge gov. to negotiate with labour Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, yesterday declared the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) leaders who coordinated the shutdown of the State in protest over the mass sack of workers as bandits. The governor vowed that they will be prosecuted, accusing them of wanton destruction of public properties and disruption of peace. Their actions, according to him, were equivalent to the actions of bandits terrorising the State. He also ordered the sack of all nurses in the State…

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NLC to stage nationwide protest today over Minimum Wage Bill

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has announced plans to stage a nationwide protest today, Wednesday, in response to reports that some members of the National Assembly are attempting to withdraw the Minimum Wage from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent Legislative List. According to a statement released by the Congress yesterday in Abuja, mobilisation for the protest will begin at 7 a.m. from Unity Fountain in Abuja to the National Assembly Complex. The House of Representatives during a plenary last week debated a Bill, sponsored by Garba Muhammed, (representing…

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Why we haven’t protested against increase in petrol price, electricity tariff – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has explained its reason for not organising protests against the increase in pump price of petrol and the new electricity tariff. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) had announced an increase in the price of premium motor spirit, better known as petrol. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) also increased electricity tariff from N30.23 to N62.33 per kwh. Speaking with NAN in Lagos on Saturday, Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said the organised labour will soon come out with a position on the price adjustment.…

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