Minimum Wage Showdown: NLC gives Dec 31 deadline to 32 governors

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The Nigeria Labour Congress yesterday gave 31st December 2019 deadline to 32 state governors to either pay the N30, 000 new minimum wage or risk a job action. The deadline was contained in a communique by Nigerian Labour Congress President Ayuba Wabba, General Secretary Emmanuel Ugbuaja and other labour leaders issued after a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja yesterday on the implementation of the New National Minimum Wage Act which came into effect on April 18, 2019.

According to the communique, only Kaduna, Kebbi, Lagos, and the Adamawa States are currently paying with the new wage.

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It said while Jigawa had concluded negotiations; Borno, Abia, Kano, Bayelsa, Sokoto, Niger, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Katsina, and the Zamfara States had constituted negotiating committees on the consequential adjustments for workers’ salaries.
It said Bauchi, Yobe, Rivers, Benue, Gombe, Kwara, Imo, Osun, Ekiti, Oyo, Anambra, Taraba, Cross River, Ogun, Enugu, Nassarawa, Plateau, Kogi and Delta States were yet to set up negotiation committees. The NLC urged the affected states to conclude negotiations by 31st December 2019.

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