Governors Must Adhere To New Minimum Wage Structure Unless…, NLC Warns NGF


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a stern warning to all governors of the 36 states to adhere to the N30,000 New Minimum Wage structure that was passed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, he stated that the Nigerian workers won’t tolerate delay from any of the governors in the implementation of the new salary structure.

Besides, he commended the bold decision of Buhari to have passed the New Minimum Wage Bill into law and warned the Nigerian Governors Forum to adhere strictly to it.

“We thank God that the struggle for a new wage which began in 2011, was finally laid to rest with the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday.

“The assent has made it a law, therefore making it incumbent on all employers of labour to pay every Nigerian worker N30,000 as minimum wage.

“Unfortunately, leaders of governments at all tiers are enemies of workers. They never at anytime want to succumb to the provision of the law, when it comes to the right and welfare of the workers. But having secured N30,000, we will make sure all governors implement it 100 per cent.

“The process has the inclusion and full participation of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. We will go ahead in prosecuting 100 per cent of the new pay to the Nigerian workers,” he said.

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