Kebbi NLC rejects implementation of N30,000 minimum wage
The Kebbi State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Wednesday kicked against the approved N30,000 minimum wage by the state government.
The state Chairman of the union, Umar Halidu, made this known while briefing journalists in Birnin- Kebbi, the state capital.
Mr Halidu said the rejection of the minimum wage is based on the outcome the union meeting with its members in the 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
“After extensive deliberations on the issue of N30,000 minimum wage that was viral on the social media, the joint NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in session kicked vehemently against the unilateral decision of the state government on the implementation of the wage.
“The state government went ahead unilaterally to approve the minimum wage without any agreement with our members.
“We don’t know the percentage approved to the workers above grade level 07.
“The N30,000 minimum wage for workers from grade level 01 and 06 is already a law but the fate of those above that is unknown to us as we have not discussed any agreement with the government,” he said.