The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kebbi State, has rejected the N30,000 minimum wage approved by the state government.
Speaking to newsmen, the Kebbi State NLC Chairman, Umar Halidu, said the decision to reject the approved sum was reached at the union meeting with its members in the 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
According to him, “After extensive deliberations on the issue of N30,000 minimum wage that was viral on social media, the joint NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in session kicked vehemently against the unilateral decision of the state government on the implementation of the wage.
“The state government went ahead unilaterally to approve the minimum wage without any agreement with our members.
“We don’t know the percentage approved to the workers above grade level 07.
“The N30,000 minimum wage for workers from grade level 01 and 06 is already a law but the fate of those above that is unknown to us as we have not discussed any agreement with the government.”
Halidu stated that labour unions were not part of any meeting that agreed on the approved minimum wage.
“We call on the government to set up machinery to deliberate on the possible implementation of the minimum wage that could be acceptable to both parties to ensure industrial harmony,” he said.