The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has disclosed that only five state governors have started implementing the new national minimum wage, eight months after passage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The NLC, in a statement issued at the end of its one-day stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja, unveiled the names of the state governors who have started paying the new minimum wage.
The statement was signed by the NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, and National Chairperson, Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union), Abdulrafiu A. Adeniji.
Here are the states and their governors paying the new N30,000 minimum wage:
1. Lagos – Babajide Sanwo-Olu
2. Kaduna – Mallam Nasir El-Rufai
3. Kebbi – Abubakar Atiku Bagudu
4. Adamawa – Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri
5. Jigawa – Mohammed Badaru Abubakar
Meanwhile, The Herald reported that the NLC said it could not guarantee industrial peace and harmony, if state governors refuse to conclude negotiations and payment of the National Minimum Wage by December 31.