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Zamfara NLC to strike if N30,000 minimum wage is not implemented

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Zamfara Council, has demanded immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage failure of which will force it to join the body’s proposed nationwide strike.

This is contained in a communique issued by the Zamfara NLC chairman, Sani Halliru and acting Secretary, Ahmad Abubakar in Gusau, on Saturday.

“The SEC in session is not satisfied with the minimum level consideration and treatment being accorded labour issues by the state government and its officials,” according to the communique.

The communique said all efforts to interface with the Governor Bello Matawalle and brief him on the current realities had proved abortive.

“Having clearly observed that all doors to reach out to him have been shut down to the congress by some key designated government officials.

“The Sec-in-Session resolved to collectively comply with national directives on strike for non-implementation of the new national minimum wage if not properly engaged for discussion by the state government,” the communique said.

“The N100 million offered by the state government for the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage across board in all the payment points is too meager as the projected table of the said amount is nothing to write home about,” it said.

The meeting condemned the monthly presentation of stagnant salary figures by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for the preparation of salaries, and urged the state government to punish any civil or public servants involved.

“The proposed national rally as directed by the NLC national leadership on subsidy removal would be promptly observed on Jan. 27, by the state congress to demonstrate their concern to the plight of Nigerians on the current economic hardship.

The communiqué said that NLC would not allow its members and their families to be rendered homeless as a result of the inability of other officials in the past.

(NAN)

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