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Minimum wage: NLC relaxes planned industrial action in Zamfara

Zamfara State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has relaxed its planned industrial action for the failure of the state government to implement the constitutional N30,000 minimum wage.

Chairperson of the NLC, Zamfara State, Comrade Sani Halliru, who made the announcement during a Press Briefing on Wednesday at the Labour House, Gusau, said the state government committed itself to implementing the payment of the National minimum wage by November, 2022.

Comrade Halliru said a memorandum has been signed between the state government and labour leaders in the presence of prominent state actors, including NLC veterans and other stakeholders, for the implementation of the minimum wage by next month.

“Our governor is a listening governor compared to other governors, so he listened to us and agreed to implement the national minimum wage,” Comrade Halliru said.

“The issue of industrial action has been relaxed.”

He explained that the national body of the NLC has been duly informed and ratified the agreement.

Comrade Halliru also appreciated the support and cooperation of the workers, both public and private, especially affiliate unions.

The NLC had on September 15 issued a 21-day Ultimatum to the Zamfara State Government to implement the National minimum wage of N30,000 or face industrial action by the labour Unions.

Reporting by Abdulrazak Kaura; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor