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The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba PHOTO: Concise/NAN

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the organised labour to ensure political leaders implement the new minimum wage, Concise News reports.

This call came from the APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole in Abuja during a reception in honour of the Director General, International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guy Ryder.

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According to Oshiomhole labour leaders should ensure that politicians use available resources to meet the needs of workers.

“We have to do things differently about minimum wage,” he said.

“So if every other costs are changing, and labour cost is constant…, somebody is being squeezed.

“Rising crises, stagnant wages, a very miserable lifestyle, and you have to fight for that.

“And we now see in Nigeria the difference between signing an agreement and the challenge of translating those laws, and even the contradiction of signing laws first before getting consultants to tell us how to implement these laws.”

He added: “Just to tell you that from inside, I am much more convinced that unions should not only exist, but should have the capacity and ruthlessly deploy that capacity to ensure that the resources of states are dissipated in favour of working people and working families.”