FG cautions Governors against slashing of salary and working hours

Presidency has faulted some of the state governors who cut the salaries and the working hours of workers on the payroll of their governments.

Imo state has reduced the working hours of civil servants to three days a week, and the remaining two for farming, while Nasarawa cut the salaries.

Labour and Employment Minister, Senator Chris Ngige, in a statement, said the issue of National Minimum Wage is a product of the minimum wage act 2011, and must be respected by the state governors.

The minister urged the governors to always negotiate any issue concerning wages with workers to achieve a collective bargaining.

On the issue of reduction of working hours, the minister said it violated the regulation of the international labour organization, which stipulates eight hours of work daily and a maximum of 40 hours in a week, which had been domesticated in Nigeria.

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