NLC threatens showdown if states reduce wage

Written by on December 7, 2015

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on state councils and industrial union affiliates to be prepared for a showdown with any state government that attempts to reduce the national minimum wage. The call was contained in a statement issued by NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, in Abuja yesterday.

The statement said Governor Abdulaziz Yari, Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF,had insinuated plans by state governors to reduce the eighteen thousand naira national minimum wage. It noted that Yari, who is also the governor of Zamfara State, had said if there was no reduction in the national wage, the states would embark on massive retrenchment of workers.

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