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Pay Us N18,000 Minimum Wage, NULGE Beg Borno Government

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The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Borno State chapter on Sunday renewed its call on the state government to implement the N18, 000 minimum wage to all local government workers in the state. The Borno NULGE Acting Secretary, Nuhu Saidu, made the call in a communique issued at …

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NULGE Appeals To Borno State Govt. On N18,000 Minimum Wage

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The Borno State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) on Sunday renewed its call on the state government to implement the N18, 000 minimum wage to all Local Government workers in the state. “Our members have been pauperised by the refusal of the state government to …

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Abia Govt. Deny Plans To Slash Minimum Wage, Sack Workers

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has assured that he would not slash the N18,000 minimum wage for civil servants in the state. This is as he denied rumour of plans to downsize the state’s workforce, saying that despite the adverse economic situation, Abia has not entered what he termed …

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Yobe Gov Condemns Calls For Minimum Wage Reduction

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Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has expressed surprise at the idea of a reduction in the Minimum Wage paid to workers in government employ. Mr. Gaidam said the state government under his leadership would continue to pay the N18, 000 minimum wage and meet all its other obligations to …

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NLC Opposes Electricity Tariff Hike, Construction Of Toll Gates

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The Nigeria Labour Congress’ (NLC) Central Working Committee has rejected the 45 percent upward review of electricity tariff, demanding that pre-paid meters be made available free to electricity subscribers. In a communique at the end of its emergency meeting in Abuja, the NLC said increasing electricity tariff at this point …

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N18, 000 Minimum Wage: Workers Will Not Be Govs’ Scape Goats For Financial Crisis – NLC

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted that the N18, 000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers was not fixed, but was negotiated through a tripartite system. The congress, therefore, warned that any governor reneging on that agreement is breaking the law of the land and called on such state chief …

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Gov. Badaru Restates Commitment To Pay N18, 000 Minimum Wage

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Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa on Friday restated his commitment to paying workers in the state N18, 000 minimum wage. Mr. Badaru gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse. He said the state government would continue to pay the N18, 000, as …

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Minimum Wage Reduction: Call Your Governors To Order, NLC Tells APC, PDP

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The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the governing All Progressives Congress and opposition Peoples Democratic Party to call their governors to order over their insistence on reducing the minimum wage. A statement by the president of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said the governors’ insistence on either abolishing the …

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Minimum Wage Must Not Go Below N18,000, NLC Insists

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) insists workers across the country will embark on strike if state governors make good their threat to stop the payment of the N18,000 minimum wage. “Governors should prepare for the mother of all battles. They should not underestimate the resolve of the NLC to protect …

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Governors To Either Retrench Workers Or Stop Payment Of N18,000 Minimum Wage

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The chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, said on Thursday that irrespective of public condemnations, it would not be economically feasible to retain the same workforce and still pay the N18,000 minimum wage. According to him, funds allocated from the Federation Account could no …

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Any Governor That Cannot Minimum Wage Should Resign – Ex-NLC Vice President

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A former Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Issa Aremu, has declared that any of the 36 States Governors who cannot pay the minimum wage of N18, 000 to workers, have no business remaining in office. Aremu, who is the General Secretary, National Union of Textile Garment …

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NGF Chairman – Payment Of N18, 000 Minimum Wage May Stop If Oil Price Slump Continues

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If the slump in global oil prices continue, state governments may find it difficult to sustain the N18, 000 national minimum wage, chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulazeez Yari, has said. The NGF chairman and Zamfara State governor, however, said the forum would have to sit down with the …

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Oshiomole Vows To Lead Protest Against Governors Over N18,000 Minimum Wage

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Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has maintained that he is against the recent plan of governors to stop payment of the N18,000 minimum wage. According to him, he will personally lead the protest against any governor that fails to pay the agreed minimum wage. He assured the leadership of the …

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

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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 …

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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. …

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

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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 …

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

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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, …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Senior Civil Servants Make Case For N46,000 Minimum Wage

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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 …

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