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Ekiti workers threaten strike over minimum wage implementation

March 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

The leadership of the organised labour in Ekiti state have threatened a showdown with Governor Kayode Fayemi over the delay in  the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage and the consequential adjustment across board. The workers expressed concern that negotiation for minimum wage and consequential salary adjustment that they started on 23rd December 2019 had dragged on with no hope Read More

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Minimum wage: Labour exposes govs as Kwara, Niger raise concerns; Taraba adamant *See states on workers’ strike list

February 5, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Tuesday said 16 states of the federation were yet to implement the M30,000 national minimum wage, while 16 others  had commenced implementation. NLC President Ayuba Wabba, who announced this at the National Administrative Council (NAC) of the congress, said its state councils had already been empowered to mobilise their members to withdraw their services once there Read More

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NLC tells workers what to do as16 states refuse to pay minimum Wage

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday said 16 states of the federation are yet to implement the M30.000 national minimum wage. President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who made this known during the National Administrative Council (NAC) of the Congress said its state councils have already been empowered to mobilise their members to withdraw their services once there was Read More

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NYSC Corps members in cloud nine as N33,000 alert hits accounts

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

Serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have started receiving alerts of N33,000 increased allowance by the federal government, nearly a year after the new minimum wage law was signed. President Muhammadu Buhari had in April 2019, signed the national minimum wage bill into law — a move that gives workers a conditional right to take legal action if they’re Read More

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Kogi, labour set up c’ttee on new minimum wage implementation

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kogi state government and organised labour have set up a 14-man committee to negotiate the implementation of the new minimum wage to workers in the state. The chief press secretary to the state governor, Mohammed Onogwu, stated this in a statement in Lokoja  Monday. Mr Onogwu said the secretary to the state government, Folashade Ayoade, is the chairman of the Read More

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Plateau, labour yet to agree on new minimum wage -NLC chair

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Plateau chapter, Eugene Manji, has said that  the organised labour and the state government are yet to agree on the new minimum wage and the consequential adjustments for state workers. Manji made the disclosure in an interview Monday in Jos. He said that the State Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Read More

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Minimum wage: Sokoto reveals verification plans, set to meet SEC

January 11, 2020 Editor 0

As Sokoto state concur to pay the minimum wage of N30,000 to workers, the state government has reiterated the need to embark on a wide scale verification exercise to weed out ghost workers, child workers and bogus employment offers syndicates. A Press statement by Muhammad Bello, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state Read More

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Nasarawa: Sule inaugurates c’ttee on new minimum wage, IGR

January 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Tuesday, inaugurated two executive committees on new minimum wage and internally generated revenue with a view to negotiate wages and to improve on the revenue generation in the state. Inaugurating the committee in Lafia, Sule charged members to ensure that all revenues accrued to the state are properly remitted, and also explore new ways Read More

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Exposed! Why govs ‘re ‘resisting’ minimum wage

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has  declared that intent to loot and lack of conscience have emerged the reason any governor would hesitate to pay workers the N30,000 new national minimum wage. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in his new year messgae said ongoing revelations on the monumental looting perpetrated by former governors prove that only an intent to loot, Read More

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Nationwide jubilation as FG workers get minimum wage alert

December 31, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government has said some civil servants in various ministries, agencies and departments have started receiving arrear payment of the approved minimum wage. A director at the ministry Finance and Budget Planing said some of the workers have already received the payment alerts from their banks. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the director called on the Read More

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Jigawa commences implementation of new minimum wage

December 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

Jigawa state government has commenced  payment of the new national minimum wage. This was contained in a statement signed by the Jigawa state Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Hussaini Ali Kila Tuesday. He said some workers had received bank alerts of their December salary. He called on workers in the state to reciprocate the gesture by dedicating themselves to Read More

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The minimum wage saga

October 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The nationwide strike slated for today by labour unions over the delay in the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage by the federal government and labour may hold if negotiations between the two breakdown. The implications of a strike action at this point of the nation’s development are dire to the already comatose economy. It is quite worrisome that Read More

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Minimum wage and maximum disagreements over implementation

August 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

It’s over four months now since the N30, 000 new minimum wage bill was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari for implementation, but disagreements between the federal government and Labour over its implementation still persist. TAIYE ODEWALE, in this report, takes a look at the contending issues. When on Thursday, April 18, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law Read More

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Minimum wage: FG lied, we’re losing patience – NLC

August 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

Contrary to the allegations that the labour representatives at the Joint national public service negotiation council are delaying the process of implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Thursday, accused government of not saying the truth. President of the Congress Comrade Ayuba Wabba, while speaking on the sidelines of the 2019 International Youths Day, said the Read More

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Minimum Wage: Organised labour should be more aggressive — Oshiomhole

August 2, 2019 Editor 0

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has called on the organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians. Mr Oshiomhole made the call in Abuja at a reception in honour of the director-general, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder. Mr Oshiomhole expressed concern over the nonchalant attitude Read More

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Forex rate, inflation to be tested as FG begins budget implementation

June 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The relatively stable foreign exchange (forex) and seemingly benign inflation rate will come under test as the Federal Government (FG) will begging to implement the 2019 budget and pay the new minimum wage, beginning with arrears of two months. According to Bismarck Rewane, chief executive officer of Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited, “naira pressure will commence as budget releases are Read More

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N30, 000 minimum wage: NLC, govs settle for quick implementation

May 2, 2019 Editor 0

It was cheery news for workers across the country as state governors Wednesday expressed readiness to pay the N30, 000 minimum wage recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. This was the major highlight of workers’ day, a day set aside by the United Nations Organisation to celebrate workers worldwide. The ceremony, which held in various parts of the Read More

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Minimum wage: Heed FG’s warning on IGR, Babalakin to governor’s – elect

May 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As Nigerian workers expect the implementation of N30, 000 new minimum wages, a legal giant and Chairman, re- negotiating committee between the federal government and academic staff union of universities (ASSU), on the 2009 agreement, Mr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has admonished state governors to heed federal government’s directive to improve their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for effective implementation of the Read More

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Against Mankinde’s wish, Ajimobi vows to pay N30,000 minimum wage

May 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

Oyo state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Wednesday said the state government would pay the N30,000 minimum wage to its workers as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari without delay, contrary to the position of the governor-elect, Seyi Makinde. Represented by his Deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo, at this year’s May Day rally, held at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, Governor Read More

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New minimum wage: Commendation pours in for Buhari

April 19, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammad Buhari has been commended for signing into law the National Minimum Wage Bill approving N30,000 for the least paid worker in the country. Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, stated this in an interview with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. Buhari on Thursday signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Read More