We won’t accept less than N50, 000 as minimum wage – Labour

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The Kwara State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Abdulyekeen Agunbiade, has called on the Federal Government to review the minimum wage in the country. The labour leader explained that Nigerian workers would not settle for any amount less than N50, 000 as minimum wage.

He said that the Labour Minister, Dr Chris Ngige, was not in control of the ministry because the spate of trade disputes across the country couldn’t have been that viral if he had been in charge. The NLC chief added a number of strike actions embarked upon by various trade unions were suspended out of sheer patriotism on the part of the labour leaders.

Agunbiade stressed the need for Dr Ngige to consider his pronouncement as the Labour Minister, which according to him showed clearly that he could handle national trade disputes.

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