[NEWS] NEW MINIMUM WAGE: LABOUR ISSUES TWO WEEKS ULTIMATUM TO FG

 

NLC President, Ayuba Wabba

 

LABOUR LEADERS IN NIGERIA, ON WEDNESDAY WARNED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STOP DELAYING THE NEW MINIMUM WAGE AND ALLOW THE TRIPARTITE COMMITTEE CONCLUDE ITS JOB TO AVOID INDUSTRIAL CRISIS.
THE LABOUR LEADERS, WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE MINIMUM WAGE COMMITTEE AT A JOINT NEWS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED IN LAGOS, GAVE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 14 DAYS TO ENSURE THAT THE COMMITTEE CONCLUDE ITS WORK OR BE READY TO FACE INDUSTRIAL ACTION.
ACCORDING TO THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS PRESIDENT, AYUBA WABBA, THE COMMITTEE IS NOT PLEASED WITH THE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, CHRIS NGIGE, FOR ALLEGEDLY ASKING THE COMMITTEE TO ADJOURN INDEFINITELY TO ENABLE HIM DO FURTHER CONSULTATIONS WITH THE GOVERNMENT.
MEANWHILE, THE SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ON NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MATTERS (SENATE), ITA ENANG, IN AN INTERVIEW IN ABUJA, ON WEDNESDAY, ASSURED WORKERS OF THE COMMITMENT OF PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S ADMINISTRATION TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM WAGE.