Nigeria Labour Minister threatens to sue State Governors Over Minimum Wage

Everything seems not to be going on well with the Labour unions and State governors in Nigeria over the implementation of the N30,000 minimum signed into law for workers by the state governments. The leaders of the union under the Nigerian Labour Congress NLC, have threaten a showdown if the minimum wage is not implemented across the country.

Nigeria Labour Minister threatens to sue State Governors Over Minimum Wage

Everything seems not to be going on well with the Labour unions and State governors in Nigeria over the implementation of the N30,000 minimum signed into law for workers by the state governments. The leaders of the union under the Nigerian Labour Congress NLC, have threaten a showdown if the minimum wage is not implemented across the Country.

The workers, who spoke on Saturday at separate events held across the country to mark the International Workers’ Day, said the new minimum wage was not only their rights, but also non-negotiable.

Also,  the Country Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige has accuse stategovernors of breaching the law of the land by not paying the minimum wage they all agreed and signed into law, threatening to sue them to court if they don't retraced there steps.

Ngige said, "Why not? Did you read the Act well? If you read it, you will see the applicability of the Act. The applicability in Section 2 says 'all parts of the Country '......it is there. Section 3 also says  (that)'N30, 000 shall be paid' - the operating word there isSHALL; it does not give you a room for picking and choosing, it is a must.

"The state governments that are not paying, they are breaching the law of the land. They are breaching the law." He said he is already negotiating with the country's Attorneys General on taking the governor's to court.

While we await the responses of the various state governments involve, another industry action may be seen in the civil service as workers have called on strike action pending when the executives of the Labour unions will meet.

We will keep you abreast on the situation.

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