Ayuba Wabba, National President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has stated that Nigerian workers would only accept N30,000 minimum wage from state governors, and nothing less.
Wabba said this at the NLC delegate conference in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Thursday.
He said the new minimum wage has become binding, having been signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The NLC leader said the excuses by some governors that they can’t pay was not tenable.
Wabba, whose address was delivered by Maureen Onyia-Ekwuazi, an ex-officio of the Congress, said the Congress would not take anything short of N30,000 as minimum wage from state governors since it has become a right.
“Once the minimum wage bill had been signed by President Buhari, it has become a law and we won’t allow any governor to circumvent the law. What we asked for was a living wage and we can’t allow anybody to shortchange our members, ” he said.
Wabba urged the new labour leaders to be resolute and committed in the struggle for improved welfare of their members, and never compromise.