Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday condemned state governors who are stalling the implementation of the new national minimum pay.
The union said the governors do not patronise markets and therefore, were ignorant of the sufferings of workers and other Nigerians.State NLC Chairman, Adamu Ango, stated this while addressing the protesters, saying the governors’ action was self-serving.
“Everything about the governors has been taken care of by the government with huge sums of money.“These same people hide under security votes to spend any amount of money without being audited, but they object to workers being paid N30,000. If government is truly fighting corruption, they should pay a living wage and not even minimum wage.
“Since negotiation has been concluded, the Federal Government should transmit a bill to the National Assembly (NASS) so that it becomes law,” he said.Besides, Chairman of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Shehu Mohammed, in his message, said the new pay was the constitutional right of workers and not a privilege. Read more