- Nigerian governors have been urged to comply with the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage
- President Buhari had on April 18, assented to the new minimum wage bill
- The chief whip of the Lagos state House of Assembly who made the call, encouraged all stakeholders involved with labour related issues in Nigeria to work collectively
The chief whip of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rotimi Abiru, has called on all stakeholders including all the 36 governors of the federation to strictly implement the thirty thousand naira (N30,000) new minimum wage bill passed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Legit.ng reports that the lawmaker who represents Shomolu constituency 2, at the state Assembly, made the call in solidarity with the Nigerian workers to commemorate this year May Day celebration.
Abiru stressed the important role the trade union movement plays in the development of Nigeria and fighting for social justice and inclusive governance, saying that the workers' role in national development does not only include agenda setting but also policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
He commended the recent commitments made by President Buhari-led administration and the social partners towards improving the condition of service of the working population in Nigeria.
The lawmaker encouraged all stakeholders involved with labour related issues in Nigeria to work collectively.
Abiru also lauded the resilience of the Nigerian workers towards ensuring peaceful negotiation with the government in process of the new minimum wage.
He, therefore, called on all states of the federation to implement the new national minimum wage without conditions.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Jigawa state government declared its readiness to implement the N30,000 new minimum wage.
It was reported that the declaration was made by the deputy governor of the state, Ibrahim Hassan Hadeija, while taking questions from members of the press on Monday, April 29.
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