- President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to sign the N30,000 minimum wage bill into law
- The demand was made by the organised labour under the aegis of Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council
- The union said signing the bill will put smiles on the faces of millions of Nigerian workers
The organised labour union has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the N30,000 monthly National Minimum Wage Bill into law, The Tribune reports.
The organised labour under the aegis of the Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) said signing the bill will put smiles on the faces of millions of Nigerian workers.
The union in a press statement released on Monday, April 15, said that since the House of Representatives and the Senate had approved N30,000 monthly national minimum wage recommended by the tripartite committee President Buhari should now do the needful by signing the bill into law.
The chairman of the union, AbdrafiuAlani Adeniji and the secretary, Bashir Lawal, in the statement said the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage and the National Assembly had done a good job by approving N30,000.
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The duo said the committee and the National Assembly deserved commendation for a job well done.
“All that is now left is for Mr. President as the father of the nation to sign the Bill into Law and bring the National Minimum Wage saga to a positive conclusion.
“The Nigerian people including millions of workers gave President Buhari a resounding victory at the poll for his second term in office and as such we expect Mr. President to reciprocate this gesture by signing the N30,000 monthly National Minimum Wage Bill into Law without further delay,” the union said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari was been given until May 1 to sign the N30,000 new minimum wage proposal.
The ultimatum was given by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).
The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, on Saturday, April 13, said the union is working hard and hoping that Buhari will do the needful.
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