New minimum wage: NLC, TUC praise Buhari over assent
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New minimum wage: NLC, TUC praise Buhari over assent

- President Muhammadu Buhari's assent to the new minimum wage bill has been met with a lot of acceptance and praise

- In line with this, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have both lauded the president for signing the bill into law

- Both labour unions described his act as laudable and praised him for following the path of honour

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the N30,000 minimum wage bill into law.

Peter Ozo-Eson, general secretary, NLC and Bobboi Kaigama, the president of TUC in a separate interviews on Friday, April 19, in Abuja, described the action as laudable, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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Ozo-Eson said that the NLC and Nigerian workers appreciated the swift response of Buhari, adding that such move would assuage the feelings of Nigerian workers.

According to him, we hope that all employers of labour will commence the process of implementing the new minimum wage of N30,000 as passed by Buhari.

He commended the National Assembly for not playing politics with the Nigerian workers by given the minimum wage bill a speedy passage.

Ozo-Eson said that the NLC would work with all agencies and other bodies responsible for the implementation of the new minimum wage.

On his part, Kaigama, commended the president for assenting to the minimum wage bill, while describing it as laudable and timely.

According to him, the president’s response has always been labour's position, adding that “we in TUC want to appreciate the president for not jettisoning the path of honour”.

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He congratulated Nigerian workers for the new minimum wage, adding that no stone would be left unturned to see that Nigerian workers get a living wage.

Earlier, reported that the N30,000 new minimum wage was on Thursday, April 18, finally signed into law by President Buhari who said that this is to be implemented immediately.

President Buhari's decisive move invariably means that the signed new minimum wage bill is now a law, which is an upward review of the salaries of all Nigerian civil servants. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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