New minimum wage: Governors rush to meet NLC's deadline
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New minimum wage: Governors rush to meet NLC's deadline

- Not all states in Nigeria have complied with the NLC's deadline for the commencement of the payment of the new minimum wage

- States like Benue, Enugu, Bayelsa and Ebonyi have ruled out the possibility of meeting the deadline

- Oyo, Gombe and Imo states are said to be uncommitted to the new payment structure for civil servants

Just one day to the deadline (Tuesday, December 30) of the National Labour Congress (NLC) for states all over the country to comply with the new minimum wage, governors are now rushing to meet the date.

While, states like Benue, Enugu, Bayelsa and Ebonyi have clearly said that they will not be able to meet with the deadline set by the NLC, Oyo, Gombe and Imo states are yet to show commitment to meet up with the deadline, The Nation reports.

However, states like Rivers, Ogun, Delta, Plateau, Gombe and about 14 others have set up negotiating committees to meet with representatives of the organised labour on the new payment structure.

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New minimum wage: Governors rush to meet NLC's deadline

States like Benue, Enugu, Bayelsa and Ebonyi have clearly said that they will not be able to meet with the deadline set by the NLC
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the refusal of some of the governors to implement the payment of N30,000 minimum wage and the consequential adjustment that follows for workers in their states' organised labour on Friday, December 27, said it was ready to go to war with any governor that defaults.

President Muhammadu Buhari signed the new minimum wage act into law on April 18, 2019.

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Legit.ng gathered that six months after Buhari signed the act into law, the federal government and organised labour, agreed to 23.2 per cent increase for workers on level seven and 20 per cent for workers on level eight, while it agreed on 19 per cent increase for workers on level nine.

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