As the country marks workers day, the Nigeria Labour Congress is insisting on N56, 000 as the minimum wage in the country,
It argues that lawmakers spend more than that to clean their shoes every month.
The NLC General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, said the union would defend its proposal.
Responding to a claim that the proposed N56, 000 is not realistic in view of economic realities in the country, Dr. Ozo-Eson said, the figure is the outcome of a systematic analysis.
The NLC says the upward review of the minimum wage to N56, 000 is non-negotiable.
In Abuja, Jos and Lagos, the need to improve on workers welfare dominated themes of the celebration.
Also workers in Ogun State have backed the proposal for a new national minimum wage of N56, 000
The national organised labour over the week reportedly proposed upward review of the existing eighteen thousand wage to the presidency.
The celebration held at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta was devoid of the usual colouration and it was the first time workers would fail to turn-out massively for the rally.
This year's May Day was tagged: "The working class and quest for socio-economic revival"