13 March 2021 by Eugene Ngwu
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Director-General, Progressives Governors’ Forum, PGF, Doctor Salihu Lukman, has advocated revival of the National Labour Advisory Council, NLAC, to address challenges of negotiation between the organized labour and employers in the country.
Doctor Lukman in a statement notes that such model was used in 2005 to resolve the challenge of amending pension law and recorded tremendous success.
According to Doctor Lukman the campaign for the retention of minimum wage in the exclusive legislative list under the 1999 Nigerian Constitution as amended, is unnecessary.
He says the current debate on whether states can make minimum wage laws was basically about correcting the distortion in terms of applying the principles of fixing minimum wage as provided in the International Labour Organization Convention 30 of 1928.
The APC chieftain stresses that what was needed to address such problem was to revive the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC), which normally had representation from the labour, employers and government with the capacity to resolve major labour challenges.