Minimum Wage: NLC Gives Gombe Governor Letter For Buhari
The nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) was observed on Tuesday and members in Gombe State complied.
Members of the union, who marched to the Gombe State Government House, holding placards delivered a letter to Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo for onward delivery to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Presenting the letter to the governor who was represented by the acting head of service Yakubu Abba Bajoga, the Chairman of the Union in Gombe State Haruna Kamara, said the negotiations on the issues of minimum wage was over.
“What we are saying is that Mr President should transmit the minimum wage agreement to the National Assembly for enactment as 2018 bill for Nigeria workers.
“The President and Nigeria governors should do everything humanly possible to make sure that the bill is passed and implemented for Nigeria workers, he said.
“If this minimum wage is not implemented, Mr President and our governors should not expect a credible election in the country," he said.
The National President of the NLC, Mr Ayuba Waba, who was represented by Yakubu Yahaya Yashi, lambasted the Federal Government inability to address the lingering minimum wage issue.
He, however, commended the governor for prompt payment of salaries in the State and also called on the governor to convince other governors to implement the new 30,000 Naira minimum wage in the interest of the millions of Nigerian workers.
The representative of the governor Yakubu Abba Bajoga, received the letter and assured that the governor will do the needful.
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