Nigeria Labour Congress president calls on workers to ignore threat of retrenchment


The Organised labour yesterday, told the Nigeria’s Governors Forum, NGF, that the threat to retrench workers should the new minimum wage of N30,000 agreed upon by the Tripartite Committee be implemented was an invitation to anarchy with grievous consequences.

The organized labour also said the governors threat to sack workers was not new in the struggle for review of the national minimum wage in Nigeria and that the N30,000 was a product of intense and robust negotiations at the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Negotiation Committee that lasted for one year between November 2017 to November 2018.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba in a statement in Abuja, told workers to ignore the statement credited to the Chairman of NGF and Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari who while briefing journalists after an emergency meeting of the governors on Wednesday claimed that the N30,000 minimum wage would make states bankrupt.