The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has declared that it will do all it can to make sure that every state governor implements the new N30,000 minimum wage.
The new national minimum wage bill which was signed by President Muhammadu Buhark on April 18, is expected to kick start anytime soon.
The Labour Congress who last week Friday, April 19, demanded the implementation of the new wage bill by all federal and state level employers, has reenacted its desires to make sure it is actualized very soon.
The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, made this known on Wednesday at the launch of Oyo state pensioners’ house in Ibadan.
The President of the union was duly represented at the launch by Mr Waheed Olejede, the NLC Chairman for Oyo State.
Mr Olejede stated the efforts of the NLC in making sure the passing of the bill becomes a reality. He further emphasized that since the new minimum wage has been passed into law by the president, it is imperative that all concerned employers pays the new wage.
“We thank God that the struggle for a new wage which began in 2011, was finally laid to rest with the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday.
“The assent has made it a law, therefore making it incumbent on all employers of labour to pay every Nigerian worker N30,000 as minimum wage.
“Unfortunately, leaders of governments at all tiers are enemies of workers. They never at anytime want to succumb to the provision of the law, when it comes to the right and welfare of the workers. But having secured N30,000, we will make sure all governors implement it 100 per cent.
“The process has the inclusion and full participation of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. We will go ahead in prosecuting 100 per cent of the new pay to the Nigerian workers,” he mentioned.