Labour demands immediate implementation of national minimum wage bill

Labour demands immediate implementation of national minimum wage bill

- President Buhari has been commended for assenting to the National Minimum Wage Amendment Act by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

- The NLC however called for immediate implementation of the national minimum wage bill

- However, the presidency has already said the bill goes into effect immediately

The Organised Labour has commended President Muhammad Buhari for assenting to the National Minimum Wage Amendment Act approving N30,000 for the least paid worker in the country.

Peter Ozoeson, the general secretary of the Congress, who gave the commendation also urged the president to ensure the law was immediately implemented, Premium Times reports.

However, the presidency has already said the bill goes into effect immediately.

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The NLC in a statement said: “We at the Nigeria Labour Congress wish to express our appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the new national minimum wage bill of N30,000.

“We commend Mr. President for doing the needful.

“However, we would use this opportunity to call for immediate implementation of the law, given the fact that this process has dragged on for nearly two years.

“In furtherance of this, we urge employers, particularly federal and state governments, to commence immediate negotiations with the appropriate unions on the impact of the new law on the wage structure with a view to timely and judicious implementation.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, congratulated Nigerian workers over the signing of N30,000 minimum wage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Legit.ng reported that Saraki, who is the chairman of National Assembly, in series of tweets on Thursday, April 18, described the signing of the minimum wage into law as a good step in the right direction.

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