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New Minimum Wage: NLC Warns Buhari Govt

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the Muhammadu Buhari-administration against further delay in the implementation of the new national minimum wage.

The Labour Union made this known in a communique by President, Ayuba Wabba and outgoing General Secretary Peter Ozo-Eson, it’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

They stated that the government can no longer hide under the protracted negotiation with workers on consequential adjustment to delay the implementation.

The NLC lamented that no tier of the government has implemented the national minimum wage since it was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

On insecurity, NLC revealed that it has resolved to hold a national security summit to discuss and proffer solution to killings across the country.

The communique reads: “As part of Labour contribution to finding a solution to the security challenges in the country, the NLC would convene a national security summit to dispassionately engage the current challenge of insecurity in Nigeria and proffer sustainable solutions.

“Prior to the proposed Security Summit, the NEC resolved that NLC would hold rallies across Nigeria to sensitise government and citizens on the need to urgently arrest the current drift in security.”

Meanwhile, Naija News had reported that the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday announced that it will begin the payment of the new national minimum wage from September 1, 2019.

The State government made this known in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye.

The El-Rufai-led Government, however, noted that the new national minimum wage and consequential adjustments will increase the wage bill of the Kaduna State by 33%.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.