Labor Gives Ultimatum till December for N30, 000 Minimum Wages

The Organized Labor as of yesterday gave December as its ultimatum for the full implementation of the N30, 000 new national minimum wages. It also warned that any reduction in the N30, 000 agreed by the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage as contained in the report to the president or any further delay in its passage will lead to devastating consequences. The President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama and the Secretary General of the Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria (ASCSN), Comrade Bashir Lawal, gave this warning at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the ASCSN, held at the Chida Hotel, Abuja on Tuesday. In his speech, Comrade Kaigama, who is also the National President of ASCSN, said the expectation of labor is that the full implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage should not exceed December. He said, “It is on this premise that I strongly want to appeal to the Federal Government to fast track the process of enacting the new National Minimum Wage into law and that government should be able to complete the entire process before the end of this.” The Secretary General ASCSN, Comrade Bashir Alade Lawal, said they were holding President Buhari to his words that he would send the report submitted to him to the National Assembly.

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