Only governors who want to loot won’t pay the new minimum wages - Says Labour

Nigeria Labour Congress, has disclosed on Tuesday that only the governors, who had the intention of looting their state funds, would not pay the new minimum wage of N30,000.

Further added by the union that it would not guarantee industrial harmony in states that failed to meet the December 31, 2019 deadline for the implementation of the new minimum wage and stated that it was a law that must be obeyed by governors.

NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, disclosed this in his New Year Message to Nigerians, he called on the union councils in the affected states to be on the standby to remind their various state governments for their failure to obey the law.

Mr Ayuba said, We wish to remind state governors that no excuse will be good enough for failure to pay. He however stated that, only the governors who’s have an intent to loot will give any reason for hesitate to pay workers the N30,000 new minimum wage and the consequential adjustments in salaries. New national minimum wage is now a law and all states governors don’t have the luxury to choose whether to pay or not.

However, the new minimum wage bill was signed by the President of Nigerian, Muhammadu Buhari, on 18th April, 2019, while the Federal Government and organised labour agreed on consequential adjustments on October 18, 2019 after a lengthy.

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