Minimum Wage: Civil Servants in Niger Commences Indefinite Strike

The Nigeria Labour congress(NLC) Niger State branch has directed all its members to commence indefinite strike following the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum given to the state government to implement the new minimum wage. While the ultimatum was on, the state government, according to findings, commenced payments for lower cadre of civil servants, GL 1- 6, blaming its failure to pay other categories of workers on paucity of funds. According to Gov. Bello 80 percent of the state revenue was committed to payment of salaries and allowances, insisting that…

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