Breaking: NLC Rejects N22,500 Minimum Wage, Demands N66,500

The organised labour, on Wednesday, rejected the N22,500 Minimum Wage proposal adopted by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF.


President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba who spoke with newsmen, rejected the proposal, adding that Labour will no longer demand N30,000 but its previous N66,500.

According to him, 21 states responded through a proper memoranda at the initial stage of the negotiation and even the quoted figures.

“There was public hearing and inputs were made before we arrived at N30,000. The demand of organised labour is not N30,000. Our demand is N66,500.

“We wish to reiterate our position adopted at our National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of 23rd October, 2018 that any figure below N30,000 will not be accepted by us.

“We call on our members to continue to mobilise in preparation for the commencement of an indefinite strike on the 6th of November, 2018, if by then necessary steps have not been taken to adopt the recommendations of the Tripartite Committee,” he said.


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