Labour to Lawmakers: Impeach govs who refuse to pay minimum wage

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Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

The organised labour has appealed to state Houses of Assembly to impeached any governor who refused to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage.

General-Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Emmanuel Ugboaja, made the appeal while speaking with journalists on Sunday in Lagos.

Ugboaja said it is criminal not to pay the new minimum wage because the governors can afford it.

“It is criminal to say you cannot pay the new minimum wage. Some of these leaders ride in private jet, so they can pay,’’ Ugboaja said.

According to NAN, he said the organised labour was in support of the return of the Labour Advisory Council, which would help to mediate between government and workers.

Ugboaja urged the Federal Government to take actions against employers who would not pay the new wage.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari signed the N30,000 minimum wage law on April 18.

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