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The Nigerian Labour Congress, Lagos State Chapter has appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to increase workers’ minimum wage.
The NLC Chairman, Funmilayo Sessi made the appeal on Sunday during the 2022 worker’s day celebration at Onikan Stadium in Lagos Island.
Sessi stressed that the N30,000 minimum wage could not sustain the workers again as a result of the economic recession.
The Chairman also called on Governor Sanwo-Olu to approve the 65 years retirement age for teachers, as already approved by the Federal Government
“We ask that you help us so we can take physical possession of the land you approved for the union’s workers’ village. We got the allocation letters last year but administrative bottlenecks have hindered the physical possession of the land.
“We also ask that you approve the 65 years retirement age for teachers, as already approved by the Federal Government.
“More importantly sir, we seek your kind heart to give a look at the minimum wage issue. COVID-19, inflation, economic recession, high cost of living have eroded the gains of the N30,000 minimum wage, and we will be happy if you consider us.”
Sessi however announced that workers in the state have endorsed the second term of Governor Sanwo-Olu.
“We endorse you for a second term because you have done well. You did not sack us during the pandemic, you instead employed more workers, and even gave us palliatives. You have been so good to us so we endorse you for a second term, we will vote you again to say thank you,” she added.