The Nigeria Labour Congress has lambasted the Nigeria Governors’ Forum for pegging the minimum wage at N22, 500. The NLC subsequently plants to settle for N66,500 minimum wage, The Punch reports.

The President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

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NLC slams governors’ forum, demands N66,500 minimum wage

Wabba said the NGF was not known to the law and was thus an illegal body.

He said all governors should return to their respective states and consult with workers rather than hide under the umbrella of the governors’ forum.

Wabba also stressed that the organised labour would not accept the N22,500 figure as the new wage is not an award but a figure that was jointly arrived at through negotiation.

Wabba, cautioned the Federal Government to:

“take necessary steps to ensure the enactment of a new national minimum wage act, as we cannot guarantee industrial peace and harmony.”