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NGF Yet To Take Collective Decision On Minimum Wage, Says Tambuwal


The 36 State Governors of the Federation have not taken a definite stand on the issue of national minimum wage for which Nigerian workers have threatened a mother of all protests, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said yesterday. The governor stressed that the issue at stake was complex, saying ... Read More »

Minimum Wage: Oshiomole Backs Workers, Says Democracy Can’t Run At The Convenience Of The Governors

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Former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State remains loyal to his roots as he, yesterday, disagreed with other governors of the country on the ability of the states to pay the N18,000 minimum wage. He said they must pay. ... Read More »

Nigeria Will Shutdown If Governors Stop Payment Of N18,000 Minimum Wage – NLC Threatens


Leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have warned governors in the country not to think of paying anything less than the N18,000 minimum wage, saying that if the governors wanted workers to shut down the nation because of the issue, workers would ... Read More »

We Can No Longer Pay N18,000 Minimum Wage – Governors


The 36 state governors have said that they can no longer pay the N18,000 minimum wage that was signed into law in March 2011 by former President Goodluck Jonathan, owing to the poor state of the economy. Rising from a crucial meeting that ended at the early hours of yesterday, ... Read More »

Dwindling Oil Price: N18,000 Minimum Wage No Longer Sustainable – NGF


The N18, 000 minimum wage is no longer sustainable, governors of the 36 states of the federation have cried out. The governors, who cited the dwindling monthly allocations caused by falling crude oil prices in the international market as reason for their inability to keep up with the monthly wage ... Read More »

Okorocha Threatens To Embark On Street Protest If Imo Workers Go On Strike Again


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has threatened to protest on the streets of Owerri, the state capital, if workers in the state embark on another round of strike. Speaking at the weekend when he held a meeting with Permanent Secretaries, heads of parastatals and labour leaders in Owerri, Okorocha ... Read More »

Senior Civil Servants Make Case For N46,000 Minimum Wage


Against the backdrop of worsening hardship facing civil servants, the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has demanded N46,000 as minimum wage for workers. The Secretary-General of ASCEN, Basir Lawal, said in Lagos on Wednesday that the current N18, 000 minimum wage was no longer acceptable. He said the ... Read More »

Buhari, Osinbajo’s Voluntary Pay Cut “Cosmetic” – NLC • Says Minimum Wage Due For Review


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said on Tuesday that the voluntary salary cut undertaken by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, would not in any way improve the economy of the country. The NLC Secretary-General, Peter Eson-Ozo, made this assertion in an interview with the News Agency of ... Read More »

Borno NLC Hails Shettima Over Workers’ Welfare


The Nigeria Labour Congress, Borno State chapter, has commended Governor Kashim Shettima for giving priority to the welfare of workers. Borno NLC Chairman, Mr. Titus Abana, made the commendation on Thursday in Maiduguri in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. Abana said despite the economic challenges, Borno government ... Read More »

NLC Wants Buhari To Increase Minimum Wage To N90,000


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday demanded a minimum wage of N90,000, noting that the five year operational period of current N18,000 minimum wage would come to an end this year and must be reviewed. With President Goodluck Jonathan set to leave in a couple of weeks, the NLC will ... Read More »

Workers Urge Buhari To Improve Welfare

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Nigerian workers today appealed to the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari to device a means of improving the welfare of workers so as to engender industrial harmony. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Bala Hadi, the National President, Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), advised the government to ... Read More »

Lagos Archbishop Urges Buhari To Increase Minimum Wage

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The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Dr Alfred Martins has urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to prioritize the welfare of Nigerian workers in his administration. Speaking in Lagos, in his May Day message, signed by the Director of Social Communications, Gabriel Osu, Martins asked for an upward review of ... Read More »

Minimum Wage: Fashola Urges Lagosians To Ignore PDP’s Lies


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said the state government was the first in the federation to implement the Federal Government approved minimum wage. He also debunked what he described as the propaganda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on minimum wage in the state’s civil service and described ... Read More »

Kaduna Gov. Promises To Increase Salary Of District Heads If Elected

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Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero, yesterday, pledged to raise the salaries of district heads in the state to enhance their performance. The monthly salary of a district head is about N14,000 which is below the national minimum wage, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Yero made the pledge when ... Read More »

Ebonyi APGA Gov Candidate Promises New Minimum Wage For Workers


All Progressive Grand Alliance governorship candidate in Ebonyi State, Senator Anthony Agbo, has promised the state workers a new minimum wage if elected. Agbo made the promise on Saturday in Abakaliki when he interacted with newsmen, saying the wage would be different from that of workers in other states. He ... Read More »

Constitution Amendment: NLC Condemns Removal Of Wages From Exclusive List


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the decision of the National Assembly to move wages from the Exclusive List to the Concurrent List in the on-going fourth amendment exercise to the 1999 Constitution, saying it will encourage exploitation of workers. The Congress, in a statement by its General Secretary ... Read More »

NLC, TUC Begin Indefinite Strike In Benue


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, in Benue, have ordered their members to embark on an indefinite strike with effect from July 31 if the state government fails to meet their demands. This was disclosed in a communiqué jointly signed by the NLC Chairman, Simon Anchaver, ... Read More »

More NPFL Clubs Get LMC’s Clearance on Payment of Players’ Salary

An Enyimba International Fc Player Against Giwa FC During the Clash of Two Elephants in Jos. Image: LMC.

Seven other Glo Premier League clubs would receive the second installment of the Basic Award from the League Management Company (LMC), having met requirements on payment of players’s minimum wage on Friday. Sunshine Stars, Warri Wolves, El-Kanemi Warriors, Rangers International, Heartland, Lobi Stars and Enyimba have tendered proof of payment ... Read More »

Kebbi APC Carpets State Govt Over Non-Implementation Of Minimum Wage


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State has accused the state government of non-implementation of N18, 000 minimum wage, which led to the state workers embarking on an indefinite strike action. This is coming on the heels of the directive by the state chapter of Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, ... Read More »

Private Jet Expenses: NLC Welcomes Alison-Madueke Probe


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has thrown its weight behind the move by some members of the House of Representatives to probe the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Madueke’s expenditures on chattered private jets. In a statement titled “Create Jobs; Stop the Private Jets Jamboree NOW!” issued on Sunday, ... Read More »