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Shehu Sani Reacts As NLC Suspends Minimum Wage Strike for 5 Days: “Half Is Better Than None” 

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Shehu Sani has waded into the minimum wage crisis involving the federal government led by President Bola Tinubu and organised labour The former Kaduna senator lauded the action of the NLC and the TUC as he noted that “half corn is better than none” 

reported that organised labour suspended its ongoing indefinite strike action over minimum wage and reversal of the recent electricity tariff hike

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Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central senator, has reacted after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart on Tuesday, June 4, suspended the nationwide strike and reached an agreement with the federal government. 

In a post shared on his X page, Sani commended the organised labour and the federal government led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for offering to pay over N60,000 as the new minimum wage. 

reported that labour called off the industrial action on Tuesday to give room for uninterrupted meetings with the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage. 

A joint National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of both NLC and TUC approved to relax the industrial action for one week with immediate effect. Organised labour also agreed to “immediately hold meetings of its organs to consider this new offer, and no worker would face victimisation as a consequence of participating in the industrial action.” 

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In a swift reaction, Shehu Sani hailed the decision by the unions and noted that “Half is better than none.” The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) tweeted: 

“The suspension of the strike to make room for continued negotiations is ok.Half agbado is better than none.”

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