Ahead of the proposed nationwide strike by organised labour over the new minimum wage crisis, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has thrown his weight behind the labour unions.
Kanu,via DEZ MAYORZ through Igbere TV gathered, told Nigerian Workers how to get their demand on minimum wage without much ado.
Nigerian Workers had been at loggerheads with the federal and state governments in the country.
They are clamouring for an increase in the currently paid N18,000 minimum wage.
Initially, they pegged their demanded increase at N66,500 but later succumbed after much negotiation and agreed to go with N30,000 which state governors have refused to pay proposing theirs at N22,500.
The workers led by various labour unions in the country have decided to embark on an indefinite strike on November 6 despite a court order preventing them from going ahead with the planned industrial action.
For the separatist leader, the workers should boycott the 2019 general election to press home their demand which he said they will get if they adhere to his advise.
“Nigerian workers are on a minimum wage of N18,000 per month which is roughly $48 equivalent,” Mr Kanu said in a radio broadcast on Sunday believed to have come from Isreal.
“Recently they have been begging the government to increase it to N30, 000 about $85 per month.
“So, far the government have refused. This demand can be met with minimal fuss before presidential elections of next year if the workers remain resolute and determined not to vote.
“We call on all labour unions in Nigeria to join IPOB in election boycott campaign,” he said.
Mr Kanu who is believed to be in Isreal left the country last year September when the Nigerian Military staged an ‘Operation Python Dance’ around his residence.
The federal government in a move to curb IPOB’s growing influence across the country declared the group as terrorists.
Since his group was proscribed Kanu has not been publicly seen until recently when video of him allegedly shot in Isreal went viral on the social media.