The federal government has announced that the new minimum wage bill will be transmitted to the National Assembly on January 23.
According to TVC, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, announced this on Tuesday, January 8.
Ngige made this promise during a rescheduled meeting with the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress in order to stop the impending nationwide strike.
The effort of the government is in a bid to stop the nationwide strike as the NLC has embarked on a protest for the proposed N30,000 minimum wage.
Premium Times reports that the NLC called on the government to keep to the agreed date. Its national president, Ayuba Wabba, urged the government to keep to the date so that the process can be completed.
Recall that the NLC in Cross River state vowed to boycott the 2019 general elections if the federal and state governments fail to implement the N30,000 minimum wage.
Legit.ng gathers that the chairman of the state chapter of NLC, John Ushie, made the declaration on Tuesday, January 8, during a peaceful protest in Calabar to press home the workers’ demand for the implementation of the minimum wage. He said labour would continue the struggle until the latter is victorious.
According to the NLC chairman in Cross River, the current minimum wage of N18,000 had become obsolete since 2015.
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