Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is yet to implement the new minimum wage of N30,000 for its staff 2 years after it was reviewed.


TheCable understands that failure to adopt the new wage has unsettled the staff of the congress amid talks of a possible strike to push for the implementation. Workers at the NLC secretariat who asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak on the matter confirmed that the Ayuba Wabba-led management still pays them their previous wage.


TheCable was informed at the secretariat on Monday that none of the congress’ leaders was available for comments as they are all in Kaduna, where they had directed a strike after accusing the state government of “anti-worker policies”. TheCable has contacted Ayuba for comments.



President Muhamadu Buhari had in May 2018 signed the wage bill, effectively raising minimum pay Nigerian workers can earn from N18,000 to N30,000. The bill is binding on all employers of labour — both in the public and private sectors.


But while NLC has been threatening industrial action against states yet to implement the adjusted minimum wage, staff at its national secretariat and state offices are still hoping for when they would enjoy such privilege. In April 2019, Wabba, the NLC president, had said that all employers of labour yet to effect N30,000 minimum wage — except those employing less than 25 persons — would be made to face the law.


In January, he criticised governors yet to effect the review, saying: “We call on all our state councils still struggling with their state governments on payment of the national minimum wage and consequential salary increase, and those whose state governments have unilaterally cut wages and are owing workers salary arrears to prepare for mass industrial action and protests this New Year.”

410 thoughts on “NLC Yet To Implement Minimum Wage For Own Staff — 2 Years After”
          1. Our government should sometimes be ashamed of them self, imagine b 18 or 30,000 salary for someone who has a wife and children oh, how do you expect him to come? When he take care of his wife and children and settling his bills.

  1. Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey to serve our fatherland with love and strength and faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one nation bound in freedom peace and unity…O God of creation, direct our noble cause guide thou our leaders right help our youth the truth to know in love and honestly to grow and

  2. He also advised states owning their staff to pay up. He assured the Emir that they would go back to the drawing board and make their final decision while promising that very soon, the strike will be over.

  3. Naa waa ooo,Oga wabba u suppose to kill burning fire in ur roof first before,kwench outsider own,so that u will lay good example

  4. Arise o compatriots Nigeria call obey to serve our fathers land with love and strength and Faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one Nation bound in freedom peace and unity

  5. Yes… The suffering is too much for us to bear, many of Nigeria state Governors are yet to implement the approved policy of minimum wage salary, even some will cut Off a percentage of the workers’ salary. Something effective should be done to this.

  6. This is terrible, since two years and some states have not implement the minimum wages, pleaee help the poor masses working daily for a better tomorrow to put food on their table 3 times a day.

  7. “If the Yoruba can stand as a country if the Igbos and the Hausa/Fulani can stand as separate countries, where do we want the minority groups to be?

    “Now, by virtue of the present situation, they are

  8. It’s not cool at all u people are owing me 13000plus since last year una no let me collect my money una be scam and I join u when u start

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