NLC reject N27,000 as the new minimum wage

– The Nigerian Labour Congress has rejected the new N27,000 proposed as the new minimum wage by the FG

– According to the labour force, they would meet with the Federal Government on Friday

The National Council of States met earlier today to discuss on the new minimum wage to be paid to the labour force.

According to the statement released after the meeting, the Federal government announced N27,000 as the new minimum wage to be paid at the state level while, N30,000 will be paid to workers at the Federal Level.

The FG further urged state governments that can pay above N27,000 to do so.

A new report has made it known that the Nigerian Labour Congress NLC, has rejected N27,000 as the new minimum wage.

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The Labour Force disclosed they wouldn’t accept it and will see to it that their demands are met.

According to a statement released by Peter Ozo-Eson, Secretary-General of NLC, he declared that federal government, through their latest decision are inviting a total shutdown of the country’s economy.

Peter Ozo-Eson added that the National Council of State doesn’t have the “jurisdiction to determine another amount after a Tripartite Committee had submitted its report.”

He added that “It is abysmal of government to be delaying the submission of an Executive Bill to the National Assembly and by wrongfully adopting N27,000 through the council of state.”

The National Labour Congress according to the statement released will have an emergency meeting with the National Executive Council on Friday to discuss on the deadline given to the government to submit an executive bill to the legislative house.

Peter Eso-Ozon disclosed that the FG should expect a shut down of the economy if their demands are not met.

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