The ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the new minimum wage bill signed by President Muhammadu Buhari as an election promise delivered to Nigerians.
The APC National Publicity Secretary Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu said this on Thursday in a statement in Abuja.
Daily Trust reports that Isa-Onilu commended the president on his assent to the new and improved N30,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
He said: “Truly, our workers deserve a new, improved and implementable minimum wage in view of current economic realities. Commendably, the welfare of workers has remained a top priority of the President Buhari-led APC administration as exhibited in the federal government bailouts to state governments to pay workers salary, housing schemes for civil servants among other welfare packages.”
“This is another solid demonstration of a president who matches his words with action. Nigerians will recall the president had severally assured of a new and improved national minimum wage for workers.”
“The assent of the N30,000 minimum wage by the president is indeed another election promise delivered."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) lauded President 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.
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