New national minimum wage: Workers urge for speedy implementation

New national minimum wage: Workers urge for speedy implementation

- The federal government has been called upon to ensure speedy implementation of the new national minimum wage

- The call was made on Wednesday, March 20, by the civil servants in Kano state

- A worker, Jafar Jikamshi, hailed the National Assembly for the speedy passage of the bill and called for its immediate implementation

Civil servants in Kano state have urged the federal government to ensure the speedy implementation of the new national minimum wage.

Some of the workers told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Wednesday, March 20, that the call was necessary to enable them to start enjoying the wage.

Legit.ng gathers that one of the workers at Radio Nigeria’s Kano Pyramid FM, Malam Bala Abdullahi, said the call was also necessary to reduce the hardship being experienced by workers in the country.

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He said: “Things are costly, as you know the N18,000 being paid to workers as minimum wage is nothing to write home about in view of the high cost of living.

“So, we hope the Federal Government will ensure quick implementation of the new national minimum wage as it will go a long way in enhancing the living standards of workers."

Another worker, Jafar Jikamshi, commended the National Assembly for the speedy passage of the bill and called for its immediate implementation.

He, however, urged traders in the country not to increase prices of their commodities to enable workers enjoy the increase.

Jikamshi said: “Traders in the country should have the fear of Allah by not increasing prices of essential commodities and services."

He said any attempt by traders to increase prices of commodities would render the new wage useless and ineffective.

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While federal civil servants have expressed happiness over the passage of the bill, state workers expressed reservations over the readiness of the state government to implement the new national minimum wage.

Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) urged the federal government to commence the implementation of the new national minimum wage for workers in the country before the May Day celebration.

Najeem Yasin, acting president of NLC, said this in Abuja on Tuesday, March 19.

He commended the Senate for approving the minimum wage bill of N30,000 on Tuesday and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly sign the bill into law.

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