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NLC declares strike in Imo, Rivers, Osun, 15 others over Minimum wage

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The NEC-in-Session directed all states where the national minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be paid to immediately proceed on industrial action.

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called out to all workers in 18 states where the national minimum wage of N30, 000 had yet to be paid to immediately this was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the National Executive Council of the NLC on Wednesday.

The NEC observed that more than half of the states of the federation are yet to comply with the directives made by the federal government on the N30,000 minimum wage.

Reports have showed that Imo, Rivers, Osun, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Kwara, Zamfara, Gombe, Rivers and Ogun States are among the states.

NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba and General Secretary, Mr Emma Ugboaja, the congress said that, “The NEC also resolved to view the refusal to pay the new national minimum wage by state governments as demanded by the law as an act of criminality, betrayal of the oath of office sworn by state chief executives and a dangerous adventure in anarchy.’’

“The NEC-in-Session directed all states where the national minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be paid to immediately proceed on industrial action.”

The NEC also called for immediate reduction of cost of to to $1.5 cents and also the scrapping of the use of US and Nigeria inflation rates to determine the cost of gas to Gencos.

“The NEC also calls for the reduction of the cost of gas to $1.5 cents and also the scrapping of the use of US and Nigeria inflation rates to determine the cost of gas to Gencos,”.

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