Labour leaders gives FG 14 days ultimatum to conclude work on new minimum wage

Labour leaders in Nigeria have given the federal government 14 days to ensure that the committee conclude its work on the new minimum wage or be ready to face industrial action.

The labour leaders, who are members of the Minimum Wage Committee, at a joint news conference addressed in Lagos, cautioned the Federal Government to stop foot dragging on the New Minimum Wage and allow the tripartite committees conclude its job to avoid industrial crisis.

The Nigeria Labour Congress-NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said the committee was not pleased with the comments alleged to have been made by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Doctor Chris Ngige where he said that the committee should adjourn indefinitely to enable him do further consultations with the government.

The NLC boss said the comments was a source of concern, suspicion and outrage, adding that it was not acceptable to Nigerian workers, who had expected a New National Minimum Wage since 2016.

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