The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC ) has urged workers nationwide to vote out governors, politicians, or political parties that refuses to pay the proposed N30,000 new minimum wage.
As it also condemned threat by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), to sack workers if the new national minimum wage of N30,000 is implemented.
The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, made the call in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, in reacting to the statement made by the Chairman of NGF, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, threatening to sack workers on the account of the new national minimum wage of N30,000.
According to him, The consequences of workers retrenchment are too grievous for any political office holder truly elected by the people to contemplate.
“Few political office holders are bent on enslaving Nigerian workers with peanuts mislabeled as salaries.
“We urge such elected public officials to subject their humongous salaries and allowances, reputed to be among the highest in the world to public perusal.
“Pro rata with the minimum wage they want to force down the throats of Nigerian workers, ‘’he said.
Furthermore, Wabba urged workers to remain steadfast on their rights to decent wages and improved living conditions.
“To the oppressors, we have only one answer for you, we will never sleep on our rights.
“We hereby reiterate our directive to Nigerian workers to vote out any politician or political party that refuses to pay the new national minimum wage of N30, 000.
“We shall continue to consolidate our efforts to strengthen already existing platforms and structures to give teeth to our resolve to vote out anti-labour governors and politicians in the forthcoming 2019 general election, ‘’Wabba said.
He also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to speedy presentation of the bill on the National Minimum Wage for appropriate amendment and implementation to the National Assembly.