NLC TURN DOWN N27,000 MINIMUM WAGE




The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has turn down the N27,000 new National Minimum Wage which was adopted by the National Council of States today.

This was made known to the Newsmen in Abuja today by Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, the NLC General Secretary.

With respect to him, the council has no jurisdiction determining another amount following the Tripartite Committee submission of its report.

“It is abysmal of government to be delaying the submission of an Executive Bill to the National Assembly and by wrongfully adopting N27,000 through the council of states,” he said.

Ozo-Eson nevertheless said that, the NLC has called an emergency National Executive Council meeting for Friday to weigh on the deadline given to government within which to submit an executive bill to the National Assembly.

The NLC general scribe further stated that, the Federal Government was only projecting a shutdown of the economy with its latest action.

“This is because workers should not be held responsible for any development after its NEC meeting on Friday,’’ he said.

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