NLC Wants N66,500 Minimum Wage For All Workers, Is This Possible?


The organised labour has said the proposed N66,500 minimum wage should apply to all workers in the country. The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said workers would vote out governments that failed to pay the new minimum wage.

He said, “We insist that once the Minimum Wage bill is signed into law, all employers in public and private sectors must pay at once.

“We shall resist moves to renegotiate the minimum wage at any level.”

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in his remarks said the Buhari-led administration was committed to improving workers’ welfare.

He endorsed the demand for a new minimum wage, noting that it was the responsibility of government to establish the necessary social protection floor for all Nigerian workers based on the ability of each tier of government to pay.

How possible is this? Many states have struggled to pay te N18,000 minimum wage and some have gotten bail outs from the federal government. Do you think this is feasible?