- Trade Union Congress (TUC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign minimum wage
- The group asked the president to ignore governors on N30,000 minimum wage
- TUC also said the governors would agree once the new wage is signed into law
The Trade Union Congress (TUC), Anambra chapter, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to transmit the proposed national minimum wage of N30,000 to the National Assembly for consideration.
Ifeanyi Okechukwu, chairman of the congress in the state, made the call in Awka on Tuesday, January 8, NAN reports.
Okechukwu said President Buhari should not bother himself with the position of the governors but demonstrate the positive disposition of the federal government to workers’ welfare by approving the agreement.
He said if the proposal was transmitted to the National Assembly and passed, the labour movement across the country would make the governors to comply.
Okechuwkwu said: “The president should be concerned with the passage and his assent to the new wage bill and not to delay over comments by state governors.
“Once the president assents to the bill, TUC and all labour unions will make sure that state governors do the needful as regards to implementation.”
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The TUC chairman said while the government was building infrastructure, there was need for consideration of the welfare of those who will drive the various sectors of the economy.
Legit.ng previously reported that Imo state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had earlier asked President Muhammadu Buhari to quicken the implementation of the minimum wage, while saying it would reject those who refuse to act on the issue.
The call was immediately followed by the organisation’s Anambra chapter, saying they would also reject any candidate or political entity that refused to support the implementation of the new minimum wage.
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