Minimum Wage: Labour Knocks Govs For Rejecting N60,000

Members of the organised labour comprising both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), on Saturday, carpeted the 36 governors for saying they couldn’t afford N60,000 minimum wage.

The two labour leaders described the governors’ comment and actions towards the Nigerian workers as act of wickedness, while calling on them to have a rethink before “danger ahead explodes”.

Arabella Star Magazine reports that the governors through the Director Media and Public Affairs of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Hajiya Halimah Salihu Ahmed, disclosed on Friday that they couldn’t afford N60,000 that was proposed by the federal government.

But reacting to the governors’ action, the organised labour, through the Head of Information and Public Affairs at the NLC headquarters, Benson Upah, wondered why governors forget that the price of fuel, dollar against Naira among other things have gone up astronomically.

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