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NLC demands N794,000 as minimum wage in South West

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By Abiodun OBA

 

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has demanded N794,000 as a new sustainable national minimum wage for workers in the South West geopolitical political zone.

Chairman of the Lagos State NLC, Mrs. Funmi Sessi made the recommendation to the ruling government on Thursday.

Sessi made the call in the memorandum submitted at the South-West, Geo-Political Zone, Public Hearings, organised by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage, TCNMW, chaired by the Minister of Finance, and Coordinating Minister for Economy, Mr. Wale Edun, held in LTV Ground, Agindingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.

Sessi said the call for the review has become expedient in view of the rising cost of living across economic sectors, hence the need for an upward review of the minimum wage for Nigerian workers that is sustainable.

The unions described the stance of some governors’ inability to pay the minimum wage as “unacceptable.”

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