- The Edo chapter of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties has urged the organised labour to accept the new N27,000 minimum wage
- The group commended labour leaders commend the leaders for the foresight and determination to provide acceptable wages for Nigerian workers
- Chairman of the group called on state governors to be more prudent with management and allocations of resources for the betterment of the people
The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Edo chapter, has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to accept the N27,000 new minimum wage endorsed by the National Council of State.
The chairman of CNPP, Roy Oribhabor, made the appeal on Wednesday, January 23, in Benin.
He urged the NLC to accept the new minimum wage as matter of love and patriotism, in spite of the economic hardship being experienced in the country.
Oribhabor emphasised that the appeal became necessary after a critical evaluation of the N27,000 minimum wage in Nigeria as approved by the NCS.
“In as much as we know things are hard, we solicit for understanding because of the reality on ground today from some states.
“We commend the leaders of the NLC for the foresight and determination to provide acceptable wages for Nigerian workers," Oribhabor said in a statement.
He also called on state governors to be more prudent with management and allocations of resources for the betterment of the people.
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“Therefore, transparency and accountability should be their primary concern. Finally, we appeal to labour unions not to allow politicians to use them to advance their agenda to the detriment of the Nigerian state.
“This is the best time to show understanding and accept the minimum wage because the process of salaries increment is never an ending negotiation, hence our appeal,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the NLC rejected the N27,000 new national minimum wage adopted by the National Council of States (NCS) on Tuesday, January 22.
Peter Ozo-Eson, the NLC general secretary, said the council has no jurisdiction determining another amount after a tripartite committee has submitted its report.
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