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Nigerian workers deserve a living wage – CNPP

CNPP: Concrete actions are needed to avoid another circle of industrial action over unpaid salaries and pensions

By Ibe Paul

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), the umbrella body of all registered political parties and political associations in the country, has drummed support for Nigerian workers’ ongoing agitation for improved wages.

In a statement issued by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, James Ezema, on Thursday June 6, 2024, CNPP declared its commitment to championing the rights and welfare of Nigerian workers and the oppressed citizens irrespective of political view or other affiliations.

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 “In light of the prevailing economic situation, we firmly insist that our hardworking citizens deserve a national living wage that reflects their contributions to the nation’s growth and the realities of our time.

 “Nigeria faces significant economic challenges, including inflation, rising costs of living, and the removal of petrol subsidies.

“These factors disproportionately affect workers who struggle to make ends meet,” CNPP stated.

It however called on both parties in the ongoing negotiations to expedite action to reach a position quickly, stressing, “We urge the Federal Government of Nigeria and the labour unions to expedite negotiations on a new minimum wage threshold.

“Empty promises won’t suffice; concrete actions are needed to avoid another circle of industrial action over unpaid salaries and pensions.”

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