Following the adoption of a new minimum wage by the National Council of States (NCS) on Tuesday, January 22, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the move by NCS to pay the sum of N27,000 to state workers.

The reason for the union’s rejection of the minimum wage, according to the NLC General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson is that the council has no jurisdiction determining another amount after a Tripartite Committee has submitted its report.

“It is abysmal of government to be delaying the submission of an Executive Bill to the National Assembly and by wrongfully adopting N27,000 through the council of states,” he said.

The Union’s scribe however said that the NLC will meet on Friday, January 25, to discuss on the deadline given to government within which it is to submit an executive bill to the National Assembly.