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16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Ebullience(m): 6:08pm On Feb 04
About sixteen states have completed negotiations on consequential adjustments and started paying the N30, 000 minimum wage to workers, the Nigeria Labour Congress has said.

The states include Lagos, Borno, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Jigawa, Yobe, Katsina, Ondo, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kano, Kaduna, Bayelsa, FCT, Anambra and Akwa – Ibom.

NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba disclosed this during a meeting with members of the National Administrative Council (NAC) on Tuesday in Abuja.

The NAC also discussed the security challenge in the country, the decision of the Federal Government to borrow N2tn from the Pension Fund and casualisation of workers, especially by banks.

He said organised labour was not consulted on the decision of the government to borrow from the money.

Wabba said the union will keep its eyes open in order to ensure the safety of the N10 trillion pension funds.

“We will keep our eyes very open to ensure the safety of those funds and we also urge government to respect the provision of the law because it is only the pension fund administrator (PFA) that can actually invest the fund in such a way and manner that the safety of the funds will be guaranteed and there will be maximum return on investment.

Wabba said that while seventeen states were on the negotiating table, Taraba state government was yet to set up a committee to begin dialogue with labour leaders in the state.


He called on the state government to inaugurate a committee in order to commence dialogue.

Wabba said: “We have been able to make some progress. As I speak to you today from the initial six states that we mentioned in the last press conference, today we have 16 that have signed and commenced (payment).

“We have about three that have reached agreement but have not signed. We have about seventeen that negotiation is ongoing. I can say authoritatively that it is only in Taraba that nothing has started.

“The committee has not been inaugurated, the process of dialogue has not commenced and therefore, I want to use this medium to call on the Taraba state government to quickly respect the provision of the minimum wage Act.”

He insisted that there is no excuse for any state government not to pay the minimum wage since it had become a law.

Wabba said: “The minimum wage Act is already a law and every political officeholder must respect the sanctity of our constitution and also the sanctity of the oath of office they have sworn to uphold.

“If a worker is entitled to be paid his wages, the wages must be commensurate to what have been negotiated.

“Minimum wage implementation is observed in 90 per cent of the countries of the world and we cannot be an exception.

“There is no excuse for any state not to pay (the minimum wage). 85 per cent of the VAT increase goes to the state. Therefore, they don’t have any excuse not to pay workers the minimum wage, a minimum wage that will be negotiated not a minimum wage that will be a peanut that cannot even take a worker home.”

He berated the River State government for sealing off the state secretariat of the NLC.

“We condemn in very strong term the undemocratic action of the Rivers state government who went in the night to seal off NLC Rivers state secretariat under the laughable pretense of structural integrity. It is a shame.

“It is a clear violation of the International Labour Organisation Convention of 87, 98 and the labour Act which retrain public authorities from taking such action.

“We demand immediate opening of the office and respect for workers’ rights,” he said.
https://thenationonlineng.net/16-states-now-pay-minimum-wage-nlc/

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by jimyjames(m): 6:18pm On Feb 04
Oyo , Ogun , osun and ekiti are not there what's happening to south west states , I thought nairaland amotekun vigilante guys claim Ibadan is richer than the entire south east

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by muykem: 6:22pm On Feb 04
Remove Rivers state as the governor has foreclosed any further negotiations after seal off NLC secretariat.

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by muykem: 6:24pm On Feb 04
jimyjames:
Oyo , Ogun , osun and ekiti are not there what's happening to south west states , I thought nairaland amotekun vigilante guys claim Ibadan is richer than the entire south east
That's fake list na. Bayelsa has not paid a dime as minimum wage.

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Sammy07: 6:26pm On Feb 04
jimyjames:
Oyo , Ogun , osun and ekiti are not there what's happening to south west states , I thought nairaland amotekun vigilante guys claim Ibadan is richer than the entire south east

Anambra has not paid the minimum wage, so what are you saying

The list is a fake list.

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by jimyjames(m): 6:27pm On Feb 04
muykem:
That's fake list na. Bayelsa has not paid a dime as minimum wage.

You have the real list ?

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by jimyjames(m): 6:30pm On Feb 04
Sammy07:


Anambra has not paid the minimum wage, so what are you saying

The list is a fake list.

Where is the real list?
Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Sammy07: 6:34pm On Feb 04
jimyjames:


Where is the real list?

No where to be found.
Most of those states are still under negotiates and have set up committee.
Most of them haven't paid minimum wage.
You know it as well as i

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by jimyjames(m): 6:36pm On Feb 04
Sammy07:


No where to be found.
Most of those states are still under negotiates and have set up committee.
Most of them haven't paid minimum wage.
You know it as well as i

My friend you don't have the real list, so don't trash the fake one

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Sammy07: 6:39pm On Feb 04
jimyjames:


My friend you don't have the real list, so don't trash the fake one

Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by jimyjames(m): 6:42pm On Feb 04
[quote author=Sammy07 post=86377506][/quote] .

Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Maxymilliano(m): 6:47pm On Feb 04
The states include Lagos, Borno, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Jigawa, Yobe, Katsina, Ondo, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kano, Kaduna, Bayelsa, FCT, Anambra and Akwa – Ibom.



River State is not in same league with Jigawa and Yobe. Governor Nyesom Wike better wake up to his responsibility and attend to the demand of the NLC.

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Sammy07: 6:59pm On Feb 04
Maxymilliano:


River State is not in same league with Jigawa and Yobe. Governor Nyesom Wike better wake up to his responsibility and attend to the demand of the NLC.

What's he doing with machete ?? grin

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Topmaike007(m): 8:17pm On Feb 04
If Ebonyi can pay 30k and Osun is not there yet it's a real shame on them

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by careytommy37(m): 8:18pm On Feb 04
Sammy07:


What's he doing with machete ?? grin

Na him way

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by BlackfireX: 8:19pm On Feb 04
No south west state..... grin grin



Una go hear r'am

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by beamtopola: 8:20pm On Feb 04
grin
Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by ursullalinda(f): 8:20pm On Feb 04
Only 16.....these guys are falling my hand.
Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Confirmedzombie: 8:26pm On Feb 04
Imagine not even one state from the south East.
Shame on ipobs.

Ipobs are useless pigs and chest beaters.

Ndi Ara

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by AmazingDesigns: 8:26pm On Feb 04
grin
Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Renforce: 8:33pm On Feb 04
Nice! Seems okowa is governing a diff country's state
Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Renforce: 8:36pm On Feb 04
[quote author=Sammy07 post=86377506][/quote]

Is that Edgar Davies?
Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Atouke: 8:37pm On Feb 04
Udom emmanuel is a blessing to Akwa ibom state

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Kingpele(m): 8:38pm On Feb 04
K nice one, slow and steady the rest will join.. U guys in this forum should cultivate positive mentality, so much negativity here, and this is a public forum, some of us here are just good antagonist with zero solutions to suggest, very disgusting

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Ewedegubbler: 8:39pm On Feb 04
I know say Kogi will come last.. they have used their destiny to play bet9ja

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by SimSify(m): 8:39pm On Feb 04
Confirmedzombie:
Imagine not even one state from the south East.
Shame on ipobs.

Ipobs are useless pigs and chest beaters.

Ndi Ara

My Friend so.. EBONYI and Anambra are not south eastern states?

You are more useless and piggy than those you called such..
take that to the bank..

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Atouke: 8:39pm On Feb 04
Akwa ibom governor is paying the 30000 from December, means workers will receive January salary with the N30,000 increase and arrears for the increase for their December salary which did not include the N30,000 minimum wage increase.

Up Akwa ibom.

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Kennyswag: 8:39pm On Feb 04
WHEN DID ANAMBRA PAY MINIMUM WAGE? gringrin

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by SimSify(m): 8:41pm On Feb 04
Ewedegubbler:
I know say Kogi will come last.. they have used their destiny to play bet9ja

Nothing good comes out of that state..

Never heard or seen a good news from Kogi state..

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Alanwalker(m): 8:42pm On Feb 04
Confirmedzombie:
Imagine not even one state from the south East.
Shame on ipobs.

Ipobs are useless pigs and chest beaters.

Ndi Ara
∆nambra is in northwest abii
idiotic fool
this is why sense will continue to far away from u
tribalistic Dog

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Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by SimSify(m): 8:42pm On Feb 04
The Mods that push this things to FP are worse than This Day editors..

They too needs to be suspended.. No investigation at all.. feeding us with unverified info.
Re: 16 States Now Pay Minimum Wage – NLC by Lostz(m): 8:43pm On Feb 04
Renforce:
Nice! Seems okowa is governing a diff country's state
okowa is doing okay compare to uduaghan who allowed the state to decay .

he is a silent achiever who is not good in all these media games and marketing himself

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