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SERAP Slams Governors Over Minimum Wage Claims, Demands Redirecting of Funds

The Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the claim by the 36 state governors that they cannot pay N60,000 as minimum wage to civil servants, calling it unsustainable.

In a statement, SERAP urged the governors to redirect funds spent on life pensions to ex-governors and ‘security votes’ to pay Nigerian workers a real living wage.

The development comes after the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) stated that approving the proposed minimum wage would exhaust their allocations, leaving nothing for developmental purposes.

Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had met with federal government representatives, leading to a temporary suspension of the nationwide strike.

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However, the federal government has increased its offer to N62,000, while organised labour reduced its demand to N250,000, as the deadline for the strike’s resumption approaches.

 

 

 

 

 

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Written by Tapre Timine

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