Lawan to labour leaders: Present issue-based arguments instead of strike action

By Shola Abayomi.

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has advised the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) to halt its proposed industrial action over delayed implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage.

Lawan gave the charge in Abuja yesterday when the executives of the NLC and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) led by Ayuba Waba and Sunday Sabiyi paid him a courtesy visit.

The senate president appealed to the labour leaders to tow the path of patriotism, assuring them of the Senate’s commitment in ensuring the implementation of the minimum wage.

“We should not encourage personal issue to overshadow our collective responsibility to nation building.

“We will journey with you to ensure absolute implementation of the minimum wage by the Federal government”, Lawan assured.

He also sought collaboration between PASAN and the management and leadership of the National Assembly, enjoining them to present issue-based arguments, instead of embarking on strike to press home its demands.

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