• NLC opposes $30bn foreign loan, calls for minimum wage review

    NLC opposes $30bn foreign loan, calls for minimum wage review

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Friday expressed opposition to plans by the federal government to obtain a foreign loan of about $30 billion to fund infrastructural projects in the country.

    The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, made the position of the Union on the loan issue public during the ongoing National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the NLC in Sokoto.

    Wabba declared: “The NLC will not support the plan by the federal government to borrow more money from […]

  • Recession: FG must increase minimum wage – NLC

    Recession: FG must increase minimum wage – NLC

    Worried by the State of the country’s economy, President of National Labour Congress, NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, yesterday, urged President Munammadu Buhari not to jettison increment in minimum wages from N18, 000, saying “this is the logic used by United State to address recession.”

    Wabba, who made the appeal in an interview with newsmen after presenting N400, 000 Cheque to wife of late Vanguard deputy photo-editor, Mr. Tunji Oyeleru at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja, argued that the economy cannot return to […]

  • NLC accuses FG of evading talk on minimum wage

    NLC accuses FG of evading talk on minimum wage

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday dismissed as misleading, speculations that talks between it and the Federal Government on new national minimum wage had collapsed.

    Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President of the NLC said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, that the talks had not even started.

    According to him, the government is foot dragging on the issue.

    He said that the tripartite structure that should consider the modalities for the implementation had not […]

  • Why I increased workers’ minimum wage – Oshiomhole explains

    Why I increased workers’ minimum wage – Oshiomhole explains

    The Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday explained the reason behind his decision to increase workers’ minimum wage in his state at a time about 27 state governments cannot pay salary.

    He said as a former leader, he wanted to prove to his colleagues who were against the upward review of minimum wage that it could be done and salaries could be paid promptly.

    The governor spoke with State House correspondents shortly after meeting the Chief of Staff to the […]

  • FG to Negotiate N56,000 Minimum Wage Demand with Labour Unions

    FG to Negotiate N56,000 Minimum Wage Demand with Labour Unions

    The federal government has expressed its readiness to negotiate with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and allied groups demanding the increment of minimum wage paid to civil servants from N18,000 to N56,000.

    Minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige gave the government’s position on this issue while receiving leaders of the Organisation of Trade Union in West Africa (OTUWA) who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

    According to The Nation, Ngige said in presenting their demands to government, labour […]