Compel Govs to Pay Minimum Wage, Labour Urges State Assemblies

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The organised labour has appealed to state Houses of Assembly to identify with workers by compelling governors to pay the new minimum wage.

The General-Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, made the appeal while fielding questions from journalists on Sunday in Lagos.

According to Ugboaja, any governor who refuses to pay the minimum wage should be impeached.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) had said that the state governors would not pay beyond their individual capacities.

However, the NLC scribe said that there was no basis for the governors to complain about payment of the N30,000 minimum wage.

He said that they have the capacity to pay.

“It is criminal to say you cannot pay the new minimum wage.

“Some of these leaders ride in private jet, so they can pay,’’ Ugboaja said.

He said that the organised labour was in support of the return of the Labour…



Source: Thisday Newspaper