Governors failing to comply with minimum wage will lose re-election - NLC threatens

Governors failing to comply with minimum wage will lose re-election - NLC threatens

- Nigerian Labour Congress has promised to deal with governors opposing minimum wage

- It added that some governors are willing to implement the new wage

- It also said that the body has taken necessary measure to ensure national compliance

Adamu Garba, vice chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Gombe state, has warned that governors opposed to the new minimum wage will lose election for second term.

Garba gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Thursday, September 27.

He said: “Majority of governors that fail to implement the minimum wage may not come back for their second term. Instead they will be voted out of office, because of lack of political will.

“Many governorship aspirants are willing to implement the minimum wage if given the chance in their various states.'’

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He also said that the state council of NLC would not compromise its resolve to ensure compliance with the directives of the national secretariat on the strike, to press for a new national minimum wage for workers in the state.

Garba added: “All affiliates of NLC have been directed to comply fully with the nationwide strike. We have mobilised our members to ensure total compliance.’’.

According to him, NLC has achieved more than 90% on the implementation of 2011 minimum wage of N18,000.

He was optimistic that the struggle would yield the anticipated victory for serving and retired civil servants.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that commuters were seen trekking along Ipaja road in Lagos on Thursday, September 27, following a declaration of a nationwide strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over minimum wage clash with the federal government.

The action by the labour body had led to difficulty and increase in the price tag of transportation as there were scarcities of commercial buses to take people to their various destinations.

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