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Implement minimum wage now – NLC

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GOVERNMENTS at all levels in Nigeria have been urged to start implementation of N30,000 minimum wage now without further delay or get ready for workers’ backlash.

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) handed down the warning yesterday while pressing its stand that government can no longer hide under protracted negotiations with workers to postpone commencement of implementation of the new national salary structure.

The warning is contained in a communiqué signed by President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba and outgoing General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson after a National Executive Council meeting of NLC in Abuja.

Expressing sadness over continued delay by federal government and other tiers of government over implementation of N30, 000 new national minimum wage of as recently enacted, the communiqué also showed its concerns to rising cases of insecurity in the country and resolved to organise a national security summit to proffer solutions.

They stressed that more delays by government to effect the new salary regime for workers in the public sector is the height of insensitivity to plight of poor of masses.

“Prior to the proposed Security Summit, the NEC resolved that NLC would hold rallies across Nigeria to sensitise government and citizens on the need to urgently arrest the current drift in security,” NLC said.

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