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Katsina lawmaker commends Buhari over minimum wage, calls for patience from labour leaders

Katsina lawmaker commends Buhari over minimum wage, calls for patience from labour leaders

- A lawmaker has commended President Buhari's effort in stopping the proposed strike by the organised labour

- The House of Representatives member also urged labour leaders to exercise patience with the federal government

A federal lawmaker has commended president Muhammadu Buhari for wading into the disagreement between the federal government and the organised labour unions.

Danlami Kurfi, representing Dustima/ Kurfi federal constituency said the president has done well as a leader who listens to his people by hearing from both sides of the party on the issue of the minimum wage.

Kurfi further called on the leadership of the organised labour to exercise patience with the federal government on the adoption and implementation of the recommendations made by the tripartite committee led by Ama Pepple.

"President Muhammad Buhari is a father who listens to his people. He understands the implication of an indefinite strike action by the unions on the Nigerian economy, that is why he immediately swung into action," Kurfi said.

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He said it is important for both parties to have an understanding of each other on the minimum wage issue to avoid any form of disaster that would set the nation back.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government and organised labour have been ordered to submit a report of their negotiation on the disputes over the new minimum wage by January 30, 2019.

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Both parties were given the order by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday, November 8.

Legit.ng gathers that the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Nigeria Governors' Forum are the three defendants in the case.

They were all absent in court and also not represented by their lawyer at the resumed hearing on Thursday.

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