NLC lambasts govs’ forum, demands N66,500 minimum wage

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The Nigeria Labour Congress has lambasted the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for pegging the minimum wage at N22, 500.

The NLC subsequently demanded a minimum wage of N66, 500.

The President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

Wabba said the NGF was not known to law and was thus an illegal body.

He said all governors should return to their respective states and consult with workers rather than hide under the umbrella of the governors’ forum.

Nigerian governors had announced that states can only afford to raise the national minimum wage from N18, 000 to N22,500 as against the amount being demanded by organised labour.

The governors said this after an emergency meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum in Abuja late on Tuesday.

This was even as the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress held nationwide peaceful protests to sensitise Nigerians to the planned national strike scheduled to begin on November 6.

 

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