Organised labour has appealed to state Houses of Assembly to identify with workers by compelling governors to pay the new minimum wage.
General-Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Emmanuel Ugboaja, who made the appeal while fielding questions from journalists in Lagos state stressed that any governor who refuses to pay the minimum wage should be impeached.
Earlier the Nigeria Governors’ Forum had reportedly said governors would not pay beyond their individual capacities.
However, the NLC scribe said there was no basis for the governors to complain about payment of the 30,000 naira minimum wage, arguing that they had the capacity to pay.
According to him, the organised labour was in support of the return of the Labour Advisory Council, which would help to mediate between government and workers. He therefore urged the Federal Government to take actions against employers who would not pay the new wage.