BREAKING: Attorney General Should Prosecute States That Fail To Pay Minimum Wage – Falana

He said since the payment of the minimum wage is an agreement entered into freely, state governments unable to honour such a deal are breaching the law. A human rights lawyer Femi Falana has called on the Attorney General of the Federation to sanction states that fail to pay the current N30,000 minimum wage....CONTINUE READING THE ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE

He said since the payment of the minimum wage is an agreement entered into freely, state governments unable to honour such a deal are breaching the law.

“Once a new agreement, a new minimum wage becomes the law of the country. The Federal Government has a duty, and the Attorney General of the country has a duty to drag any state government that does not pay to court,” he said on Tuesday’s edition of Channels Television’sThe Morning Brief.

“I mean, the attorney general can just file a new case, which is a good development, by saying over the years, we have accused state governments of diverting monuments for local governments.”

Since the removal of fuel subsidy and the floating of the naira calls for a new minimum wage have reached new highs as the cost of living skyrocketed in the country.

The Federal Governments and labour unions have not reached an agreement on a new minimum wage despite several meetings. Frustrated by the development, workers downed tools on Monday, grounding economic activities in critical sectors.

But Falana believes since states have more money after the subsidy removal, they cannot claim a lack of funds to pay minimum wage.

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