Strike cannot be declared At this Time – NLC President

The President of the NLC, Ajaero, has spoken on the current minimum wage dispute stating that a strike cannot be declared at this time.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has made known that there will be no strike action scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, in pursuit of a revised national minimum wage.

The NLC President, Joe Ajaero, announced this decision during the current International Labour Conference taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.

“We cannot declare strike now because the figures are with the President.”

“During the tenure of the immediate past President, the figure that was proposed to him was N27,000 by the tripartite committee but he increased it to N30,000. We are hopeful that this President will do the right thing. The President had noted that the difference between N62,000 and N250,000 is a wide gulf,”

“How can any governor say he cannot pay? They cannot also be calling for the decentralization of the minimum wage.

“Are there wages decentralized? Governors whose states are not contributing a dime to the national purse and who generate pitiable Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) are collecting the same amount as governors whose states are generating billions of dollars into the FAAC.

“They should decentralize their salaries and emoluments first.”

“So, where is the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki getting his money from? He is paying N70,000 minimum wage. This is the type of governor that should be emulated and not the lazy ones.”

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