Organised labour has made good its threat to picket the National Assembly as part of its nationwide protest against the proposed amendment seeking to move the issue of minimum wage from the Exclusive list to Concurrent list.

As early as 7.30 am Wednesday, members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FEC) from where they later marched to the junction linking the Three Arms Zone.

The protest caused gridlock as motorists trying to get to the Aso Villa, Federal Secretariat, the National Assembly, and the Supreme Court could not access the road.

Some of the protesters spotted by THISDAY carried placards with inscriptions such as: “On National Minimum Wage We Stand” , “No To Minimum Wage on Concurrent List”, “Yes To Minimum Wage on Exclusive List” and “We say no to Oppressive laws”.

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