It is criminal to say you cannot pay, Labour tells governors

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Labour, minimum wage
Nigerian Labour Congress

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

Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, General-Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), 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) reports that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum had said that the state governors would not pay beyond their individual capacities.

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

He said that they had 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 Advisory Council, which…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper