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Just In : NLC Takes Protest To Osun Assembly Complex Over Proposed Removal Of Minimum Wage From Exclusive List



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Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) Osun Chapter, on Wednesday, stormed the premises of the Osun State House of Assembly protested the proposed removal of minimum wage from the exclusive list.

The workers led by its state chairman, Comrade Jacob Adekomi converged at the Ogo-Oluwa area around 10am and marched through Africa area to the state house of assembly, Abere.

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They were carrying banners with several inscriptions kicking against the proposed removal of the minimum wage bill from the exclusive list to the concurrent list.

Addressing the protesters, Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Rt Honorable Timothy Owoeye said “Governor Isiaki Gboyega Oyetola is a friend of workers, anything that concerns workers is always in his priority list despite the paucity of fund this administration has implemented new minimum wage since November last year.

“If not that we denied ourselves for your own betterment and progress that new minimum wage would not have been possible.

“We have seen you as our partner and companion, we have seen you as our brother and sisters as far as this state is concerned and we have realized that without you the development of the state would be impossible.

“Let me assure you on behalf of my colleagues that the new minimum wage would not be removed from exclusive list to concurrent list.

“Apart from the fact that sometimes ago there are some things we have done in your favor and the 7th assembly will continue to do it.

“This new minimum wage would remain on the exclusive list till the time of our Jesus Christ.

He, however, urged them continue with their support for the Oyetola led-administration, saying continuity in the system will continue to favor them.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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