Nigeria’s Labour and Employment Minister, Chris Ngige, has described the proposed strike by organised labour as an attempt to intimidate the government.
At a meeting with the leadership of the National Union of Local Government Employees, the Minister said government is reviewing all twelve wage structures for public and civil servants.
The Union President, Ibrahim Khaleel urged the government to accede to workers demand regarding the consequential adjustment of minimum wage.
But Mr. Ngige accused labour leaders of misleading the workers since the issue at hand is not the holistic review of minimum wage but consequential adjustment.
He queries all manner of allowances including hazard and constituency being taken by state governors.
Meanwhile, the minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has appealed to workers to shelve the planned strike and allow negotiations to continue.