Pay minimum wage to tertiary institutions workers in Lagos — NLC

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Mrs Funmi Sessi, the Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos State chapter, on Monday, urged the state government to implement payment of the new national minimum wage for tertiary institutions workers.

Sessi made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during the protest of academic and non-academic unions of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions include: Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Non-Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).

NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had assented to the payment of N30,000 as the new National Minimum Wage Bill, which became law on April 18, 2019.

Sessi said that the state government as owner of the institutions, should not be sectional to their workers.

“Other state workers have been enjoying their minimum wage since last year. Until they do certain things at all tertiary institutions in the state, we will not agree.

“NLC at the national levels is behind the decisions of the unions, and they will not accept the delay of the implementation of the minimum wage,” Sessi said.

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