NLC gives Oyo govt 24-hour ultimatum on workers’ welfare


By Ola Ajayi

SIX days to the swearing-in of a new administration in Oyo State, the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in the state has given the state government a 24-hour ultimatum to meet its numerous demands; else members of the union will down tools.

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Members of National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, during May Day match past.

It said the 24-hour ultimatum will lapse by12am on Friday after which the union will embark on strike.

The state chairman, Mr Bayo Titilola-Sodo, who expressed the union’s approval of the recent initiative by the Federal Government on the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit on local government allocations, said without mincing words that no governor should complain about not being able to pay the newly approved minimum wage of N30,000.

A statement jointly signed by the NLC secretary, Mohammed Ibrahim and the secretary of Joint Negotiating Council, Lukman Balogun, noted that immediate payment of at…

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