NLC Insists On N30,000 Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow governors to delay the transmission of the recommended N30,000 new national minimum wage to the National Assembly.

President of the Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba gave the advice in a statement issued in Abuja in reaction to the media report credited to the Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum, Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji, Abdulaziz Yari who threatened to sack workers on account of the new national minimum wage.

The statement argues that the processes of negotiations by the tripartite committee for a new national minimum wage of N30,000 has been agreed upon & concluded.

According to the statement, many state governors have already indicated their readiness to pay the N30,000 and expresses displeasure with those who want to enslave Nigerian workers.

It reiterates the resolve of the organized labour to vote out any political party that refuses to implement the N30,000 new minimum wage.

The statement therefore appeals to the President to speedily present to the NASS the bill on the National Minimum Wage for legislative consideration & passage into law.

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