The Nigeria Labour Congress on Sunday gave a strong indication that it would press for the inclusion of a clause which would prescribe sanctions for governors and local government administrators who failed to implement the new minimum wage.

The National Treasurer of the NLC, Hakeem Ambali, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in   Abuja,  said the refusal of state governors to pay the current minimum wage was a result of a lack of punitive measures in the Minimum Wage Act of 2019.

According to Newsmen, the 37-member committee set up by the Federal Government would meet this week to debate reports submitted by various sub-committees from the six zones of the country.

President Bola Tinubu through his Vice-president, Kashim Shettima, had on January 30,2024 inaugurated the 37-member panel on the new minimum wage

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