New minimum wage to be implemented before the end of 2018

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General Secretary, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has assured Nigerians workers of the payment of the reviewed minimum wage before the end of 2018.

Secretarry General Peter Ozo-Esan gave this assurance in an interview on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to him, in spite of the delay caused by the Sallah break, the tripartite committee involved with the review of the wage will conclude its work on Sept. 4th and 5th.

On the concerns raised by state governors, Ozo-Esan stressed that it was not for them to determine what to pay, adding that as employers they must comply with the minimum wage as approved by law.

The NLC secretary general stressed that state governments mismanaging their funds have no excuse not to pay salaries, adding that Nigerian must start demanding for dividends of democracy from their leaders.

NLC also urged its members to get their voter cards and vote out governors who have shown incapacity to govern

DAILY TRUST/ANAS