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Minimum wage: “Insufficient funds not an excuse for not paying workers” – Ayuba Wabba




Because the tussle for a full implementation of minimal wage in some states continues, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba has slammed erring Governors for utilizing inadequate funds as an excuse.


Talking throughout an interview on Channel Television on Monday morning, Wabba harassed that Governors and different political workplace holders earn their cash illegitimately as they don’t work for it.

“The councilors to the very best workplace holder within the land don’t earn their pay based mostly on the power of the federal government to pay.

“Authorities should lead for order employers of labour to really observe. The first function of each Authorities which our Governors must know borders on safety and welfare of the individuals with the welfare of employees inclusive.

“How can they are saying that our safety companies who danger their lives on day by day foundation, combating for the betterment of the nation are tiny minorities?

“How can they are saying that our frontline employees, the medical doctors, nurses and all well being officers who made battling the coronavirus pandemic their precedence, are tiny minorities?

“That is an inhumane act and exhibits you simply how this authorities thinks.

“What number of politicians do now we have and the way a lot are they consuming? This politicians earn greater than they must when they’re virtually doing nothing.

“If we’re to investigate this in all sincerity, what the employees are incomes although they aren’t paid nicely, is professional and what this politicians devour is completely illegitimate,” he mentioned.

Recall that Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment had additionally threatened authorized actions in opposition to state governors not paying the brand new minimal wage.

Ngige additional revealed that negotiations have been ongoing between him and the Legal professional Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over instituting authorized actions in opposition to governors who’ve faulted in paying the brand new minimal wage.

Minimal wage: “Inadequate funds not an excuse for not paying employees” – Ayuba Wabba

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