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Strike’ll add to hardship, N494,000 minimum wage unrealistic, says LP

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The Labour Party in Nigeria has called on the workers’ unions to re-negotiate with the government on a new minimum wage rather than embarking on industrial action.

The National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Obiora Ifoh, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos State.

Ifoh said that the strike was not an option, noting that it would cause more hardship and suffering.

He stated, “Our immediate reaction is that organised labour should not throw Nigerians into more hardship.

“Nigerians are already grappling with a lot of challenges and we do not need to exacerbate the situation. I think the demand for N494,000 minimum wage is unrealistic. It is really unrealistic.

“It is a figure that cannot be sustained because it will imply that Nigeria will take all that money it has to pay the civil servants.”

Ifoh added that the labour union should continue to engage the Federal Government on a figure that would be acceptable to both parties.

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