Minimum Wage: Compel debtor-states to pay, NLC beckons FG

June 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to the federal government to compel state governors owing the National Minimum Wage to implement it without further delay. NLC President Ayuba Wabba made the appeal at the ongoing 110 Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday. Wabba was giving an update on issues that affected Nigerian workers to Read More

Kogi NLC denies payment of N30, 000 minimum wage

March 24, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The organised labour in Kogi state has urged workers to ignore the publication that the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka, confirmed payment of N30,000 minimum wage in Kogi state. This was contained in a statement signed by Comrade Paul Omale, NLC secretary, Kogi state, copy of which was made available to journalists in Lokoja, Read More

Kogi workers move to embark on strike over minimum wage

January 24, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The organised labour in Kogi state said it has adequately mobilised its members for an indefinite strike over non implementation of the minimum wage as well as the national protest against the planned increase in petroleum products slated for Thursday 27, January, 2022. The Kogi state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka, who stated this while Read More

Surging prices: Between minimum wage and taming inflation

November 15, 2021 Jerry Uwah 0

Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) is deeply troubled by the way inflation depletes the new minimum wage and forces workers to raise loans to feed their families. “CWC in session is alarmed at the rising cost of living in the country that has made minced meat of the National Minimum Wage, which some states Read More

Earned allowances: SSANU, NASU give FG 2 weeks to reverse sharing formula

October 28, 2021 Moses John 0

The two non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian Universities have given federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of the just approved N22.127 billion for payment of earned allowances for the university staff. Blueprint can authoritatively report that out of the approved amount, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ( ASUU) is to take a lion share of 75 Read More

ILO calls for protection of domestic workers

October 12, 2021 Moses John 0

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Director for Nigeria, Ms Vanessa Phala, has reiterated the commitment of the organisation towards eliminating exploitation of domestic workers and promotion of decent work across the globe. Ms Phala made this known at the Validation Meeting of the Report of the Study on Nigeria’s Domestic Work Sector in Abuja recently. She said the situation Read More

Aremu announces minimum wage for outsourced Imoudu Institute’s workers

October 12, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Director General of Michael Imuodu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) Ilorin, Comrade Issa Aremu has announced that all outsourced workers of the institute be placed on N30, 000 minimum wage regime. He also announced that all categories of workers in the institute will be paid 13 months’ salary package in December this year. Aremu announced this while speaking with Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

FG reveals when varsity workers ‘ll receive minimum wage arrears in October

September 1, 2021 John Moses 0

The federal government will clear the arrears on the consequential adjustment on minimum wage owed members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational an Associated Institutions (NASU) by end of October. Minister for Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige disclosed this at the end of a meeting between the federal government and Read More

Salaries: Why Yobe local government workers witnessed deductions in July – Official

August 7, 2021 Yusuf .A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state government has said the deductions witnessed in July salaries of the local government workers is temporary, and it happened as a result of economic and fiscal situation but will be standardised at any moment the situation improves. Yobe state Commissioner of Home affairs Information and Culture Alhaji Abdullahi Bego made this known while briefing journalists in Damaturu. He Read More

Enugu council workers, primary school teachers to get minimum wage

August 5, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

There is the likelihood that primary school teachers and staff of local governments in Enugu state may receive start receiving their own N30,000 minimum wage which their counterparts at the state level have been receiving since February, 2020. The state chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Kenneth Ugwueze, who dropped the cheering news in a telephone interview Read More

PTAD pays more increment arrears to pensioners

July 21, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate  ( PTAD) has paid an additional 9 months of consequential adjustment arrears occasioned by the new minimum wage increase of 2019 to Civil Service Pension Department Pensioners and 6months of the same arrears to Parastatals, Police, Customs, Immigration and Prisons Department Pensioners. Executive Secretary of PTAD Dr. China Ejikeme, made this known in a signed Read More

Eid-el-Kabir: Nigerian workers demand wage justice

July 20, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked government as well as employers of labour to consider workers’ sacrifice and pay them a living wage. According to a massage to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said state governors yet to implement the minimum wage belonged to the league of politicians pouring contempt and acorn on the sacrifice Read More

I’ll continue to govern with fear of God – Oyetola

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Workers in Osun state for the second time in less three months Thursday openly declared their support for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s second term bid. The workers, numbering over 10, 000 under the auspices of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), noted that a governor who stopped paying half salary, who lifted ban on their promotions and conversions after several Read More

Breaking: Organised Labour suspends strike in Nasarawa

July 5, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Organised Labour in Nasarawa state, Monday, suspended the industrial action declared over the partial implementation of the minimum wage and non-release of promotion of workers for over 12 years. Chairman of the Nasarawa state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Union Comrade Yusuf Sarki Iya announced the suspension at a press conference in Lafia, the state capital. Iya explained that Read More

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Labour vows to resist planned increase in fuel price

June 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said any atrempt to increase the price of petrol will be met with strong resistance by workers. The was part of resolutions reached by the NLC at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. In a communique jointly signed by NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and acting General Secretary, Ismail Bello, the NEC “resolved that Read More

Insecurity: Coalition seeks end to arbitrary workers’ sack

May 31, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

A non-governmental organisation, Coalition of Civil Society Organization, Kwara state chapter, Monday asked the federal government and all employers of labour to immediately halt arbitrary sacking of workers in Nigeria. It also demanded the immediate compliance with the National Minimum Wage Act by all employers of labour in the public and private sectors. The coalition also called for establishment of Read More

The man behind the wheels at NYSC

May 31, 2021 Prince Francis Chilaka 0

The appointment of the current Director General (DG) of NYSC was a prophecy long foretold when he was still a young Major in the Nigerian Army, so to most of his close friends and associates, we were not shocked when he was eventually appointed the DG. This is one appointment this government should be very proud of, it’s a round Read More

Understanding DG’s alert mantra in NYSC

May 27, 2021 Thomas Uzah 0

In 1964, the then American President, Mr. Lyndon B. Johnson in a pithy address to the International Labour Press Association glorified the place of the worker in public life; “You are a part of the conscience of our society. You are always goading. You are never satisfied with the job that is partially done. You are always working and calling Read More

A case for NYSC and the Nigerian youths

May 26, 2021 Charles Ibekwe 0

Nigeria’s national parliament is not expected to function like a house of comedians. It ought to be a serious chamber and a progressive think-tank for Nigerians. It is supposed to be populated by men/ women of integrity, foresight and very knowledgeable legislators mandated to make good legislations for the progress and development of Nigeria. Unfortunately, and glaringly too, the nation’s Read More

Reducing governance cost: Whither Oronsaye report?

May 21, 2021 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

…It forces FG to borrow ceaselessly – ICIR, …Cut estacode – Odinkalu,  ‘…Govt should downsize lawmakers, MDAs’, … Restructuring the way out – Expert It’s clear that the governments at all levels in the country cannot meet their obligations, and this has been blamed on the present high cost of governance. Worried by the declining fortunes from oil revenue, the administration Read More

NYSC and Ibrahim’s two years’ impactful leadership

May 18, 2021 Leonard Aluor 0

A Congolese proverb says; “You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.” The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (DG-NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim is an old administrative gorilla in Nigeria. He has dispensed himself perfectly, both as a soldier and administrator per excellence. Anywhere he berths his feet, it leaves in its trail, Read More

El-Rufai pays N13bn death benefits, gratuities

May 15, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s administration has paid over N13 billion in death benefits and gratuity since 2015 from the N14 billion debt the state inherited since 2010, the state government has said.  Addressing a joint press conference on Saturday to explain the proposed sack of workers by the state government in the face of dwindling revenue, the Commissioner for Local Government, Read More

We over funded operation Lafiya Dole – FG

May 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The federal government declared Tuesday that it has over funded Operation Lafiya Dole fighting insurgency in the North-east. Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, who stated this while appearing before the Senate Committee on Army, said apart from the usual budgetary provisions for the operation, additional requests were made by the military through the president which were approved and cash-backed. There Read More

May Day: Fresh strike looms over minimum wage

May 2, 2021 Editor 0

Organised Labour has asked workers in the states where governors were yet to implement the new minimum wage to immediately begin an indefinite strike. In a joint address to Nigerian workers to mark this year’s celebration, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Eagle Square, Abuja, directed workers in the state where governors were Read More