The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has charged the Federal Government to fix a reasonable and feasible minimum wage, adequate enough to meet the need of the work force and tackle the rising cost of living in the country.


TUC President Festus Osifo, in a statement barely 24 hours before the commencement of a nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the high cost of living, stated that the call for a new minimum wage is part of the solutions proffered by the union to address the economic hardship in the country.


The TUC chief blamed insecurity for the current rise in the cost of foodstuff, noting that many farmers have not gone to their farms owing to that, thereby demanding that the importation of essential food items be allowed immediately by the Director General of the customs to cushion the effects of the rising cost of living.


They further called for the rolling out of products by the Port Harcourt Refinery by the end of Q1 2024, to boost national income and supplies of fuel to the motoring public.




February 26, 2024

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