At long last, Nigeria agrees to increase minimum wage
The Nigerian government has agreed to implement the national minimum wage law passed earlier this year, thus increasing workers' wages.
The agreement was reached in the capital, Abuja on Tuesday during the latest round of negotiations with the country’s labor unions.
This follows a recent general strike warning sent out by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and other affiliating labour unions to country’s authorities.
The workers had earlier threatened to go on a nation-wide strike, if President Goodluck Jonathan’s government failed to increase workers minimum wage.
WADR’s Abudja repoter, Martin Martins reports on this and a Nigeria’s Federal High-Court’s refusal of an application for bail on Tuesday brought by one of the accused persons standing trial for killing of the former Boko Haram islamist sect leader, Mohammed Youssouf.
Click audio below to listen to the report of WADR’s Abuja Reporter Martin Martins.Tweet