Nationwide Strike: Labour Vows to Shut Down Lagos Airport

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has vowed to shut down the Lagos airport and other facilities in the state, following the ongoing nationwide strike.

In a chat with newsman Thursday, the NLC Vice President, Amaechi Asugwuni, said the decision was in compliance with directives of the national leadership of the union.

“From here, we are going round Lagos to ensure that every institution is indeed shut down. Today if the airport is opportune to open today, I am very sure that they will not open tomorrow. Nobody flies in this country,” he said.

Mr Asugwuni maintained that the workers in Lagos State would ensure full compliance with the industrial action.

He further accused the Federal Government of being insensitive to their needs and denying workers an opportunity to an enhanced wage across the federation.

He said, “The indefinite adjournment of the minimum wage is a ploy to deny Nigerian workers an opportunity to earn an enhanced wage. We will refuse it, we will resist it and we will do everything within our power to ensure that indeed struggle and liberation come by what we are doing.”

The workers are demanding an upward review of the minimum wage from N18,000 to between N50,000 and N65,000.

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