Minimum Wage: Ekiti Workers Hold Sensitisation Protest

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Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

Ekiti workers have joined their counterparts across the 36 states of the federation in holding a sensitisation protest to press
for a new minimum wage of N30,000.

The protest, which kicked off at the Mobil Filling Station in Ajilosun area of Ado Ekiti, will be terminated at the Governor’s Office, where they are scheduled to meet Governor Kayode Fayemi and table their grievances.

The workers trekked a distance of about four kilometres to Ijigbo Junction, Okeyinmi, Fajuyi Park and sensitised the populace on the significance of the impending strike should government fail to accede to their demands.

The protest, coordinated by the National Vice-President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Solomon Adelegan, also has in attendance the Chairman of NLC in Ekiti, Mr. Ade Adesanmi, his
colleague in the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Odunayo Adesoye and the Secretary of the Joint Negotiating Council, Blessing Oladele.

The well attended protest caused heavy traffic snarl along Ado-Ikere-Akure highway.

Adesanmi, Adesoye, Oladele and other labour leaders insisted that it smacked of insensitivity for the federal government to have turned down the N30,000 proposal, when it can pay the jumbo pays being taken by politicians.

Details later…