Nkiruka Onyejeocha, ‘The N495,000 Labour is asking is impossible’ —Minister of Labour and Employment

Nkiruka Onyejeocha, 'The N495,000 Labour is asking is impossible' —Minister of Labour and EmploymentWhen questioned, “What is the FG constituable to pay?” during an interview with Channels Television. The Minister of Labor and Employment, Nkiruka Onyejeocha, said that the issue is not with the federal government. She said that the federal government has to understand that there is a tripartite agreement and that Mr. A is obligated to pay if he agrees to do so. The speaker noted that certain states could not afford the agreed-upon minimum salary of 18,000 and 30,000 naira.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

The minister emphasised that the federal government cannot simply decide payments for people without considering the states’ financial situations, earnings, and exposures. The federal government does not have the power to impose a payment. The speaker stated that the 495,000 naira figure is highly impossible, as the states would not have the resources to pay that amount.

In her words, “It’s not about the federal government. The federal government should take into cognizant that it is tripasite committed that if Mr. A agrees to pay, he has to pay. Remember when the 18 thousand minimum wage was agreed upon? There were certain states that couldn’t pay; after that, after that 30 thousand naira minimum wage, some states couldn’t pay as we speak.

So it’s not something that you decide for people; you have to look at their books, you have to look at their earnings, and you have to look at what their exposures are. The federal government does not have that power to impose.

The 495 thousand naira is highly impossible. Where will they get the money from?”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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