Minimum wage: Rivers state govt denies sealing NLC office

Minimum wage: Rivers state govt denies sealing NLC office

- Rivers state government has debunked reports that it sealed the Nigeria Labour Congress secretariat in Port Harcourt

- George-Kelly, the special adviser, special projects and head bureau for special projects said the report was an attempt to mislead the public

- Mrs Beatrice Itubo, the NLC chairman of the Rivers state chapter had alleged that the secretariat was sealed off by Rivers government

The Rivers state government has denied media reports making rounds that it sealed the secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state over issues relating to minimum wage.

George-Kelly, D.A, the special adviser, special projects and head bureau for special projects in a statement made available to Legit.ng on Monday, February 3, said the report was false and an attempt to mislead the public.

It was earlier reported that the chairman of NLC in Rivers state Beatrice Itubo, confirmed that on Sunday, February 2, the secretariat was sealed off by Rivers government at 9pm.

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Minimum wage: Rivers state govt denies sealing NLC office

Rivers state govt denies sealing NLC office
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Itubo explained that the structure was undergoing general inspections hence the reason the office was sealed off and it was not seized by the Rivers state government.

She went on to note that this is to ensure that the building is habitable and safe.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Nyesom Wike said he would comply with the provisions of the new minimum wage law as approved by the National Assembly and signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Wike through the commissioner for information and communications, Emma Okah said the state government would pay whatever is approved by the federal government, The Nation reports.

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