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No Re-election For Governors Who Oppose Minimum Wage – NLC

No Re-election For Governors Who Oppose Minimum Wage – NLC

The Vice Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Gombe Chapter, Adamu Garba, has sounded out a terse warning to any governor thinking of opposing the new minimum wage saying they will lose their re-election bid.

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Garba gave the warning in an interview with the media in Gombe State on Thursday.

He said, “Majority of governors that fail to implement the minimum wage may not come back for their second term. Instead, they will be voted out of office, because of lack of political will.

“Many governorship aspirants are willing to implement the minimum wage if given the chance in their various states”.

He also explained the state chapter of the labour union won’t compromise in its resolve to ensure compliance by all the stakeholders in order to press for a new national minimum wage for workers in the state.

He continued, “All affiliates of NLC have been directed to comply fully with the nationwide strike. We have mobilised our members to ensure total compliance.”

According to him, NLC has achieved more than 90 per cent on the implementation of the 2011 minimum wage of N18,000.

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