Why states must stick to minimum wage -NLC


The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has reiterated that the National Minimum Wage law is binding to all, and that state governors have no right to pay below N30,000.

NLC President, Dr Ayuba Wabba, said this at a one-day review meeting on the New National Minimum Wage with state council chairmen.

He stressed the need for state governors to ensure speedy conclusion of negotiations on implementation of the new wage Act.

Wabba said since the President signed the New Minimum Wage Act to law, every state governor was bound to respect the new wage structure and negotiate with labour to decide what the consequential increase should be.

“All of us are aware that from the day the president signed the minimum wage bill into law it becomes enforceable.

“It can be enforced through court of law, and certainly, there is no excuse for any state to say that it is not going to respect a law that is actually based on the constitution.

“The national minimum wage is actually a…



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