NLC Draws A Battle Line With State Governors Over New Minimum Wage

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Nigeria News – NLC Draws A Battle Line With State Governors Over New Minimum Wage

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the National President, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) says the union under his leadership has drawn a battle line with state governors who were not ready to implement the new minimum wage.

NLC president explained, “we have also made it possible that any state or governor that is not committed to the new minimum wage will meet us at the point where we will sort out ourselves.”

He said this in Lafia yesterday during the flag-off of 100 housing estate in Kwandere, Nasarawa State by the federal mortgage bank in collaboration with Nasarawa State government, NLC and TUC.

Wabba stated that the union has completed negotiations at the technical level.

“We commend the organised private sector for supporting the process and for standing by Nigerian workers, we are at the process of signing the report and submitting to Mr President.

“It is therefore at that level that the amount agreed will be made public, the committee was appointed by Mr President, we have completed the process and submitted to him, he is the person that will transmit it to the National Assembly.

“I can assure Nigerian workers that base on what we did if implemented, will bridge the gap of income disparity that has long time put workers under a very difficult condition,” Wabba stated.

Arc Ahmed Dangiwa, the Managing Director of federal mortgage bank said the program was designed to be implemented in phases. He said this while speaking at the event.

“What we are witnessing today is the first phase to be run as a pilot to deliver 1,400 housing units across the six geopolitical zones in the country, each zone will have 200 houses with 100 units in two selected states, Abuja and Lagos are to be treated as special sites.

“Nasarawa is lucky to be one of the two states picked in the Northcentral geopolitical zone, largely due to its commitment to the NHF scheme amongst other reasons,” Dangiwa stated.

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