“Governor Who Refuses To Pay Should Be Imprisoned”: Akwa Ibom Workers Insist on N850K Minimum Wage

“Governor Who Refuses To Pay Should Be Imprisoned”: Akwa Ibom Workers Insist on N850K Minimum Wage

  • The organised labour in Akwa Ibom state has demanded N850,000 as the new minimum wage for workers in the state
  • The State NLC Chairman, Comrade Sunny James, said any governor who refuses to pay the N850,000 should be imprisoned
  • The state secretary, Comrade Kinsley Bassey, said Nigerian workers are paid slavery salaries considering the high cost of living

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Uyo, Akwa Ibom state - The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have demanded N850,000 as minimum wage for Akwa Ibom state workers.

The State NLC Chairman, Comrade Sunny James, made this known during the public hearing organized by the federal government on minimum wage in Uyo, on Thursday, March 7.

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Akwa Ibom workers insist on N850,000 minimum wage
NLC says Nigerian workers were paid slavery salaries. Photo credit: @NLCHeadquarters
Source: Twitter

According to The Nation, James said any governor who refuses to pay the N850,000 should be imprisoned.

“Any state governor who refuses to pay new minimum wage should be imprisoned.”

The zonal chairman of the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage, Nonrom Theophilus urged stakeholders to come up with a solution that will help ameliorate the plight of workers.

“The Committee is keenly interested in receiving well-researched position papers that will aid us in making informed decisions.”

The state secretary, Comrade Kinsley Bassey said the Nigerian government pay workers slavery salaries.

“As Nigerian workers, we are earning slavery wages considering the high cost of living”

Legit.ng earlier reported that the NLC in the southwest region demanded N794,000 new minimum wage for workers in the geopolitical zones.

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13th month salary for Akwa Ibom workers

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Pastor Umo Eno, the governor of Akwa Ibom State, approved an additional one-month basic salary to be paid to civil servants in December for their Christmas break. The 13th month salary or bonus was to enable the civil servants to celebrate the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The state government made this disclosure on Thursday, November 9, via its official X page (formerly Twitter).

"The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno, has approved an additional one-month basic salary to be paid to civil servants in December for their Christmas break."

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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