2 May 2016
Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh has addressed recent agitation by the Nigerian Labour Congress for the increase of workers’ minimum wage to N56,000, saying that they should hold in their demand for the time being.
He stressed that increase in minimum wage will not exactly help the situation of the average Nigerian worker.
While addressing congregations of Anglicans in Abuja, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria and Bishop of Abuja, said the demands of the NLC will only be beneficial if and when the situation of the nation improves. He explained further that the demand would not be attended to as a result of the crucial economic state of the country.
He stretched his address with an advice to the federal government to urgently address the issue of Fulani herdsmen causing havoc in some parts of the country. He added that it will not presage well for the country if various communities are left to salvage the situation by themselves.