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Workers disrupt may day rally in Abuja

The May Day rally at the Eagles square, Abuja  was disrupted by workers forcing the rally to end in chaos.

The development led to swift deployment of more security to the Eagle Square arena to protect dignitaries invited for the celebration which attracted the largest crowd of workers in recent years.

Trouble started when the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, BIOLA BAWA was called to read the address of the Minister of Labour and Productivity, CHRIS NGIGE who was also representing President BUHARI at the rally.

Even when the Minister stepped forward to address the workers, they refuse to allow him speak and all efforts to make them return to their seat failed, forcing the minister to return to his seat angrily.

Efforts by former Edo state governor, Comrade ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE to calm the workers failed as a few of them who gathered around the podium refused to listen, nor allow the event to continue.

Minister of Labour, CHRIS NGIGE later told journalists that the issue of minimum wage will be addressed.

 

On his part, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, AYUBA WABBA says the demand for a review of salaries of workers is backed by law.

 

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