Stella Dimoko Labour Tells State Govs To Pay Miminum Wage Or Vacate Office


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Monday, November 04, 2019

Labour Tells State Govs To Pay Miminum Wage Or Vacate Office

The organised labour has appealed to state Houses of Assembly to identify with workers by compelling governors to pay the new minimum wage.

Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, General-Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made the appeal while fielding questions from journalists on Sunday in Lagos.

According to Ugboaja, any governor who refuses to pay the minimum wage should be impeached.

He said that they had the capacity to pay.

“It is criminal to say you cannot pay the new minimum wage.
Some of these leaders ride in private jet, so they can pay,’’ NAN quoted Ugboaja as saying.

He added that the organised labour was in support of the return of the Labour Advisory Council, which would help to mediate between government and workers.

He urged the Federal Government to take action against employers who would not pay the new wage.

 President Muhammadu Buhari signed the N30,000 minimum wage law on April 18th and After that, labour and the government debated heavily on the consequential adjustment 0n workers’ salaries.

On Oct. 18, both parties agreed on 23.2 percentage increase for workers on grade level 07 and 20 per cent for those on grade level 08, while 19 per cent would be received by workers on grade level 09, sixteen per cent for those from levels 10 to 14 and 14 per cent for grade levels 15 to 17.


  1. I pray this minimum wage thing doesn't drag into 2020. Heartless and insensitive leaders

  2. Grammar, some states are still battling with N18,000 minimum wage.

  3. It's true though, all incompetent leaders should be out of office. Nigerians should stop accepting mediocrity and incompetence under guise of making do.

  4. The minimum wage is not what we should be fighting for now, the government will still tax us heavily and get it back. Accountable government with the basic social amenities is what we need and every other things will fall in place.


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