N18, 000 Minimum Wage: NUJ Condemns Governors’ Proposed Reduction

N18, 000 Minimum Wage: NUJ Condemns Governors’ Proposed Reduction

Patrick Aigbokhan
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned the attempt by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to renege on the payment of N18, 000 minimum wage.

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The union in its reaction, also urged all media houses owing their workers to pay up or face the wrath of the union.
In a 10-point communiqué issued at the end of its first National Executive Council (NEC) meeting under the Waheed Odusile leadership, held in Katsina State, the body also frowned at the deplorable state of federal roads and called on the Federal Government to immediately rehabilitate the roads.
The union urged the governors not to toe a path that will put them in confrontation with labour unions, saying, the action of the states’ helmsmen will be detrimental to labour laws and the constitution of the country.
This is coming on the heels of a similar action from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), who have both vowed to resist the latest attempt by the governors to further impoverish Nigerian workers.
The communiqué, signed by the National Secretary of the union, Shuaibu Usman Leman, also called on the newly inaugurated Federal Executive Council (FEC) to hit the ground running in order to speed economic and national development, while charging the Muhammadu Buhari led regime to urgently provide job opportunities for youths in the country.