Organised labour in Nigeria has handed down a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government to ensure completion of works on the new national minimum wage or risk unprecedented industrial unrest in the country.

At a joint briefing in Lagos, leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, and United Labour Congress, ULC, warned that at the expiration of the ultimatum, they could no longer guarantee industrial peace in the country.

They accused the federal government, particularly the Minister of Labour and Employment, of frustrating and delaying the process of arriving at a new minimum wage workers had been expecting since 2015.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Labour, Chris Ngige is yet to comment on the development.

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