The Nigeria Labour Congress has accused the Federal Government of intentionally delaying the constitution of a tripartite committee expected to deliberate on the proposed 56, 000 naira minimum wage.
The President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, warned that Nigerian workers would not wait indefinitely for the government to constitute the crucial committee in view of the harsh economic situation in the country and its effect on workers.
Wabba made the comment while speaking at the opening session of the 4th National Gender Conference of the NLC in Abuja on Wednesday.
The organised labour had in April 2016 proposed a review of the minimum wage from N18,000 to N56, 000.
Wabba said most Nigerians, the working class and millions of the unemployed were facing a difficult time because of the recession and the increasing prices of goods and services.
He lamented that some state governors with misplaced priorities had refused to pay workers and pensioners’ salaries.