MINIMUM WAGE: Nigerian Workers To Know Fate On Tuesday
By Tuesday, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC would know whether it will get a 30,000-naira minimum wage or not.
Tuesday is when the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF is to hold an emergency meeting, to discuss the national minimum wage and come up with a position.
This is according to Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State who spoke with State House correspondents on the matter after an expanded Economic Management Team meeting at the Presidential Villa on Monday in Abuja.
Recall that the NLC issued a strike notice over a stalemate on the minimum wage On October 24, because of the Federal Government’s inability to accept the 30,000-naira minimum wage demand.
A communique issued at the end of its emergency meeting and signed by the NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, and the General-Secretary, Mr Peter Ozo-Eson, directed labour to commence an indefinite nationwide strike from November 6.
The labour movement had earlier on September 26, embarked on a warning strike, which was suspended on September. 30.
Yari said: “The position of the governors is not very clear to some of you – that we are willing to pay the amount, but the issue is the capacity– the muscle to pay.
“We discussed that government has some numbers and eventually the committee has given some proposals, but the governors have not come out with any amount.
“So, tomorrow, we are going to discuss with governors and say: look at what labour is sending.
“Look at the bill that was directed by the minister of labour and employment to be sent to the NGF’s secretariat so that we can digest the content of the bill; discuss it and come up with our position as governors because we are critical partners on this.”
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