The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given states a December 31st ultimatum to implement the new minimum wage else there will be consequences.
This ultimatum was given by the union’s chairman, Ayuba Wabba, who spoke at a one-day meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.
The union warned that actions would be taken against states that fail to resolve the issue after the December 31st deadline.
NLC commended the Federal Government which has implemented and commenced payment of the new minimum wage.
Wabba, who commended the compliance of the Federal Government, had given a directive to all ministries, departments, and agencies, to ensure they pay their minimum wage arrears latest by December 31, 2019.
The union directed that emergency state executive council meeting and state congress of all workers should be held to brief them of the outcome of the meeting on the new national minimum wage implementation.