…Laud Buhari for signing new minimum wage
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress on Friday urged the federal government of Nigeria to ensure that the new national minimum wage bill of N30,000 for Nigerian workers is immediately implemented.
The Labour unions, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the new national minimum wage bill.
The General Secretary of NLC, Peter Ozoeson, in a statement obtained by our correspondent, stated that the Nigeria Labour Congress wishes to express its appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the new national minimum wage bill of N30,000.
According to him, “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.”
It would be recalled that President Buhari on Thursday signed the bill into law in Abuja.
With the presidential assent, the new minimum wage of N30,000 now replaces the previous N18,000.
After signing the Bill, the President challenged the workers to justify the new pay by showing more commitment to their work.
He also enjoined the NLC to show more understanding of the current socio-economic situation in country “by being more committed to their work at whatever level they find themselves.”