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2019: Vote out governors against new national minimum – NLC

Valentine Chinyem



The national vice-president of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Amaechi Asugwuni, had called on workers to vote out state governors who are against the proposed N30,000 minimum wage.

Asugwuni said this over the weekend in Lagos during the inauguration of the new National Administrative Council of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) led Ben Nnabue.

Although he confirmed that some governors have expressed willingness in writing to NLC, saying they will the new minimum wage if implemented.

He said: “I am telling Nigerians that any governor that undermines the payment of minimum wage should be voted out. They are hiding under the governors’ forum not to pay, but they have confirmed to us and written us that they can pay the minimum wage.

“N30, 000 is not even the money that can take anybody home. The president, as a matter of urgency, should transmit that minimum wage document to the National Assembly”.