The Nigerian Labour congress, Kogi State chapter has issued a 14-day fresh ultimatum to the Government of Kogi state to implement the N30,000 new minimum wage or it will start an indefinite strike.
Making this known to pressmen today, shortly after the meeting of labour leaders, the Kogi State Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) Comrade Onuh Edoka accused Governor Yahaya Bello of not adding any value to workers since he assumed office in 2016.
The NLC Chairman noted that the committee on the minimum wage set up on 14th February 2020 by Governor Bello had refused to submit its report for the implementation of the new wage and its consequential adjustment of 23 percent.
He also added that Gov. Bello’s administration has refused to cashback promotion arrears for workers and has continued to pay percentage salaries to Local Government workers and pensioners in the state without considering the present economic hardship.
He explained that the strike action will take effect after the expiration of the two-week ultimatum which begins from 25th January 2022.