The Nigeria Labour Congress has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to increase workers’ pay by 50 percent.
The union, while making the recommendation in a letter to the president, said the Nigerian worker’s salary review has become necessary given the realities on ground.
In a letter dated August 8, the union responded to the economic prescriptions offered by state governors where they pushed for the elimination of petrol subsidies, the retirement of civil servants from the age of 50, and the reduction of National Assembly constituency projects, among other things.
The union lambasted the Governors for seeking early retirement of workers, saying anyone promoting this idea “should be treated as enemies of your government.”
Instead of early retirement, the union asked the Buhari-led administration to consider a further increase of workers’ salaries.
The letter, signed by NLC President Ayuba Wabba, said:
“While we commend you for your thoughtfulness for a wage increase, truth of the matter is that given the misfortune that has befallen the Nigerian populace, especially workers with fixed incomes, there is an urgent need for a massive intervention much deeper than the 22 percent.”
“We would recommend a 50 percent salary review across the board given the realities on ground.”
More from my site
- Economic collapse: Governors, others above 50 years should resign – NLC
- New Minimum Wage: NLC reacts to Governors’ threat to sack workers
- Ondo govt, Labour agree on N30,000 minimum wage
- Workers’ Day: FG Pledges Commitment To Workers’ Welfare
- Kwara govt signs first phase of minimum wage agreement with labour union
- New minimum wage: How Atiku reacted to Buhari’s agreement to pay N30,000
- Fuel subsidy: NLC, TUC suspend planned nationwide strike
- Minimum Wage: Ignore court order, go ahead with strike, civil society group tells labour
- New minimum wage: Labour, States on collision course as fresh battle looms
- Strike: Nigerian Govt Reveals Details Of Agreement With Labour
- BREAKING: Buhari approves N30,000 as new minimum wage
- May Day Celebration: See What Ex-Abia State Governor Orji Kalu Said About Nigerian Workers
- ASUU strike: NLC moves to force FG, lecturers to resolve issues immediately
- Fuel subsidy: NLC, affiliates divided over suspension of strike
- Why FG Cannot Review Salaries For Civil Servants – Buhari
- NLC declares indefinite strike over minimum wage from Wednesday
- N10.78tr subsidy: Why FG may not reverse new fuel, electricity rates
- Workers’ Day: Obaseki increases minimum wage to N40,000
- Workers Protest Against Yahaya Bello Over Unpaid Salary In Kogi (Video & Photos)
- Labour Is Backbone Of A Nation, No Nigerian Worker Should Live In Poverty – Tinubu
- Workers’ Day: What Atiku Said About Nigerian Workers