The decision was made by the central working committee of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Monday, according to a statement by TUC Secretary-General Musa-Lawal Ozigi reaching Xinhua in Lagos on Tuesday.
"Strike is hereby declared to commence from early hours of Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018," he said.
According to Ozigi, all workers, civil society organizations and the masses are put on notice to stockpile their houses for all necessary provisions and food items.
He called on union members to be alert for further directive on or before Thursday.
Labor union leaders are asking the federal government to raise the national minimum wage from 18,000 naira (50.07 U.S. dollars) to 56,000 naira, citing the current economic realities, especially the high rate of inflation in the country.
The 18,000-naira minimum wage was approved when the naira was exchanging at 145 naira to the dollar, and it has been unchanged for over eight years.
The naira now stands at around 360 to the dollar on the parallel market.
The labor leaders had on Sept. 12 warned the government against foot-dragging on the new minimum wage, urging it to allow a tripartite committee on minimum wage to conclude its job to avoid action.
President Muhamadu Buhari in November 2017 approved the appointment of the 30-member tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee for the negotiation of a new minimum wage.
The committee is made up of representatives from the worker unions, employer organizations, and the central and state governments.