NLC kicks as Council of States peg minimum wage at N27,000

The Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the N27,000 new national minimum wage adopted by the National Council of States on Tuesday.

The NLC Secretary-General, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

National Council of State has pegged the National Minimum wage at N27,000.

This amount is for the least paid workers in the states and the private sector.

The private sector is at liberty to pay any amount, so long as it is not below N27,000.

However, the Federal Government will pay its own workers N30,000 as their minimum wage.

The NLC scribe says the council has no jurisdiction determining another amount after a Tripartite Committee had submitted its report.

“It is abysmal of government to be delaying the submission of an Executive Bill to the National Assembly and by wrongfully adopting N27,000 through the council of states,” he said.

However, Ozo-Eson said the NLC has scheduled an emergency National Executive Council meeting for Friday to weigh on the deadline given to government within which to submit an executive bill to the National Assembly.

The NLC scribe added that the Federal Government was only projecting a shutdown of the economy with its latest action.

 

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