Minimum wage: Nigerian workers unfairly treated – Comrade Oshiomhole

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has called on organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians.

Oshiomhole made the call in Abuja at a reception in honour of the Director-General, International Labour Organisation, Mr Guy Ryder.

Oshiomhole expressed concern over non chalant attitude of leaders towards improving the lives of Nigerian workers and said the organised labour must adopt aggressive engagements to change the status quo.

“We have to do things differently about minimum wage,” he said, noting that whereas prices of goods and services had gone up astronomically in the country, workers wages have remained static.

“So if every other cost is changing, and labour cost is constant…, somebody is being squeezed.

“Rising crises, stagnant wages, a very miserable lifestyle, and you have to fight for that.

“And we now see in Nigeria the difference between signing an agreement and the challenge of translating those laws, and even the contradiction of signing laws first before getting consultants to tell us how to implement these laws.

“Just to tell you that from inside, I am much more convinced that unions should not only exist but should have the capacity and ruthlessly deploy that capacity to ensure that the resources of states are dissipated in favour of working people and working families,” the former NLC president said.

While commending the ILO for its focus on Youth Employment and Social Justice, Oshiomhole said the focus should also be on an ageing population and underemployment of young persons.

He said Nigeria ought to do something about its population growth which was at three per cent annually, as against two per cent national economic growth.

“With a population at three per cent, poverty must be endemic, it is not rocket science, so we do need to have conversations on various aspects of society, particularly at what we do differently to get the youth busy.”

He urged young people to collaborate to fight poverty by pushing those in government to create the environment for them to think and change the narratives.

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Ike James
2 months ago

Politician you people will never change


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Akinfusi Godwin
2 months ago

Hmm dey ng  dey try


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Otimayin Peter
2 months ago

For how long are we going to wait 


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Ime Isang John
2 months ago

We voted them in I think they should also consider the good request of people


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Adeola Moses
2 months ago

Yes we are unfairly treated


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James Ndidi Sunny
2 months ago

Its alright


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Usmansulaiman
2 months ago

That's true oshimole 


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for how long political people no go change
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Kusimo Timileyin
2 months ago
yeah...thanks for..being..the mouth of the people
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Ibrahim Abubakar
2 months ago

Politician hate poor people 


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Ezenwenyi Michael
2 months ago

Is really true


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Peace Sam
2 months ago

Young people will try to do that if only you politicians have changed 


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Wisdom Nna
2 months ago

Our political sector needs change 


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Etop Peace
2 months ago

They should finalize  this minimum wage of a thing


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Lucky Friday
2 months ago


 

Never charnge
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Let the government set a respectful minimum wage, cause men with responsibility are still receiving peanuts


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Umetiti Victory
2 months ago

He's is part of the treaters


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Goodness Feranmi
2 months ago

Nigerian politicians end end it is only God


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Oruna Ifesinachi
2 months ago

Our leaders will not change 


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Politics in Nigeria


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