The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has told the Governors’ Forum to cut down their expenditure and allowances to pay the proposed new national minimum wage of N30,000 to workers.
Kano NLC chairman, Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir, during the inauguration of new labour leaders in councils across the state, declared that the agitation for the new wage was a “no retreat, no surrender.”
Applauding the state government’s resolve to pay workers N30,600, Minjibir deplored what he described as the “recalcitrant attitude of some governors hell bent on sabotaging the workers’ agitation.”
The governors’ forum rejected the proposed N30,000 minimum wage, saying its adoption would bankrupt the states.
But labour has threatened a January shut down if their demands are not met.