The Nigeria Labour Congress and pensioners union have advised President Muhammadu Buhari to beware of members of Nigeria Governors’ Forum whom they described as anti-workers.
They alleged that such governors were working to frustrate the NLC agreement with the Federal Government on the payment of N30,000 as the new minimum wage.
The governors had, after the NGF meeting on Wednesday, said states would have to downsize their workforce to be able pay the amount.
But reacting to the NGF’s statement, the NLC accused some of the governors of deliberately pauperising civil servants in their states, alleging that 21 state governors had earlier sent their memoranda with figures that showed that they could pay the new minimum wage.
In a statement signed by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the union said the NGF had no constitutional right to speak on behalf of every state in Nigeria. It accused the forum Chairman, Abdulaziz Yari, who is also the Governor of Zamfara State, of championing a threat against the Nigerian workers. Read more