PLATAEU, Nigeria – The Plateau Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has declared its readiness to join the nationwide industrial action as directed by its national leadership.
It said should the ongoing meeting between the Federal Government and labour unions on the consequential adjustments arising from the N30,000 minimum wage fail to produce the desired results for workers, they would join the nationwide strike.
Chairman of the council, Mr. Eugene Manji, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Jos that the council had been directed by the national leadership of the union to be on standby in case the resolution on the new minimum wage was not reached at the meeting.
“We are on standby and in readiness for action.
“We have fully mobilised our affiliate unions and we are all waiting for the next directive from the national leadership on the outcome of the meeting.
“I can assure you that Plateau Council is ready to comply with any directive handed down by the national body,” Manji said.
He, therefore, advised all workers in the state to be ready for action, in case a strike was declared.