Minimum Wage: NLC Criticizes Govs, Warns FG “Workers Shouldn’t Be Reduced To Beggar, Enough Is Enough”

Minimum Wage: NLC Criticizes Govs, Warns FG "Workers Shouldn't Be Reduced To Beggar, Enough Is Enough"According to a statement released by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Nigerian laborers will not be regarded like panhandlers in the nation, as the Daily Post reported. According to the NLC, state governors are not able to set the minimum salary for employees.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Benson Upah, the NLC’s Head of Information and Public Affairs, issued a statement criticizing the stance of state governors.

He described their approach to determining workers’ wages as dictatorial.

He reminded the governors that the minimum wage is different from the individual pay structures of states.

These pay structures already reflect each state’s financial capabilities and circumstances.

He argued that allowing companies and organizations in Nigeria to pay workers whatever they like is similar to what the governors are proposing.

Upah stressed that, while companies may have different salary scales, they must adhere to the national wage floor.

The same principle, he insisted, should apply to state governors.

The NLC highlights the importance of a national minimum wage, stating that it is a tool that ensure fair and consistent pay across the country.

“The concept of a national minimum wage represents a national wage floor, a baseline below which no worker should be paid.“

“This double standard pits a few privileged individuals against the majority poor, which should concern anyone who loves this country.”

“Allowing numerous companies and organizations in Nigeria to pay workers whatever they like is akin to what the governors are asking for.“

“While these companies may not pay the same salaries, they must adhere to the national wage floor, and the same should apply to state governors.“

Nigerian workers should not be reduced to beggars! Enough is enough,” NLC said.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>