The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) under the leadership of Mr Waba Ayuba says it will protest against states that are unwilling to pay workers’ salaries. Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Friday, the leader stated that the union could no longer tolerate excuses form governors over their failure to pay workers in their states. Ayuba citing harsh economic realities said, the current 18,000 Naira minimum wage, needs an upward review as it is no longer sufficient.
Ayuba noted that the N18,000 agreed upon five years ago, after much bargaining was when a US dollar goes for between 140 to 142 unlike the present that the currency now exchanges for about N200. Although a minimum wage of N18, 000 was approved by the federal government, not all states of the federation complied leading to constant face offs between the labour and governors of such states.