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NLC kicks against N30,000 minimum wage

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Kebbi state has kicked against approved N30, 000 minimum wage by the Kebbi state Government.

The State Chairman of the union, Alhaji Umar Halidu, made this known while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi. 

He said the decision to kick against the approved minimum wage was sequel to the meeting the union had with its members in all the 21 local government areas of the state.

The chairman explained that the state government went ahead unilaterally to approved the minimum wage without any consultation or agreement with our members, adding that the union did not know the percentage approved to the workers above grade level 07. 

Alhaji Umar Halidu pointed out that the organised labour was not a party to the decision, describing it as violation of the collective bargaining principles and as such, the union is totally disassociating itself from the said minimum wage.

The chairman also called on civil servants to remain calm and be law abiding citizens.

Our correspondent reports that the state government earlier said it would pay the N30, 000 minimum wage to civil servants with effect from September 2019.

Abdul Jibrin

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