By Obioma C. Appols
The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba, will on Monday 29 April, 2019make case on why the working class need a decent pay package in Nigeria.
Scheduled to hold at the Yobe State Government House, Damaturu, the NLC President, will in a public lecture presentation of a book chronicling the stewardship of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state.
Tagged “Prudence and Accountability as Panacea for Effective Implementation of Minimum Wage in Nigeria: The Yobe State Example,” Wabba will examine the historical agitations on minimum wage implementation by Nigerian workers and why the working class need a decent pay package in the country.
He will also speak on what employers of labour, particular governors of the 36 states of the federation, should do to guarantee continuous payment of the N30,000 new minimum wage in the country and among other issues.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 signed the National Minimum Wage Bill into law. The bill had already been passed into law by the Senate had on March 19, 2018, following its earlier passage by the House of Representatives before the National Assembly was shut down to enable lawmakers to participate in the 2019 general elections..
According to a statement by Mohammed Zanna Abba, on behalf of the Book Launch Committee, “the highlight of the event among other things is the review of the 303-page book by Professor Danjuma Gambo, the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Maiduguri.
“Comprising 12 chapters, the book takes the reader on an edifying voyage across the vast sea of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam’s life and experiences which gleam of a fine intertwine of brevity, kindness, quest for knowledge, prudence, visionary leadership and submission to the will of God.
“The book also burrows into the governor’s personality, examines his principles and highlights the factors that make him triumph where others stumble. Not to mention his refreshingly different brand of leadership which has enabled him to record remarkable achievements even when Yobe state was in the throes of unprecedented onslaught from Boko Haram insurgents.”