By Temitope Owotoki
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has stated its resolve to ensure that all state governors implement the N30,000 minimum monthly wage.
Ayuba Wabba, President of the NLC, while speaking at the launch of Oyo state pensioners’ house in Ibadan, said the signing of the Minimum wage Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari has mad its implementation mandatory by all tiers of government.
Wabba, represented at the ceremony by Waheed Olojede, the Oyo State NLC Chairman, described all leaders of government at all tiers as enemies of workers.
“We thank God that the struggle for a new wage which began in 2011, was finally laid to rest with the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday.
“The assent has made it a law, therefore making it incumbent on all employers of labour to pay every Nigerian worker N30, 000 as minimum wage.
“Unfortunately, leaders of governments at all tiers are enemies of workers. They never at anytime want to succumb to the provision of the law, when it comes to the right and welfare of the workers. But having secured N30,000, we will make sure all governors implement it 100 per cent.
“The process has the inclusion and full participation of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. We will go ahead in prosecuting 100 per cent of the new pay to the Nigerian workers.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had on April 18, signed the national minimum wage bill into law.