President Buhari Commits To Implementing Of New Minimum Wage

By Ikenga Chronicles November 7, 2018

President Buhari Commits To Implementing Of New Minimum Wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday made a claim on the new minimum wage as he vows to commit to ensuring the implementation of a new National Minimum Wage.

This, he said, while receiving the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage from the committee’s chairman, Amah Pepple at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He revealed that the Federal Government would soon transmit an Executive bill (on National Minimum Wage) to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest possible time.

“Our plan is to transmit the Executive bill to the National Assembly for its passage within the shortest possible time.

“I am fully committed to having a new National Minimum Wage Act in the very near future.

“Let me use this opportunity to recognise the leadership of the organized labour and private sector as well as representatives of State and Federal Governments for all your hard work.

“The fact that we are here today, is a notable achievement.

“As the Executive Arm commences its review of your submission, we will continue to engage you all in closing any open areas presented in this report.

“I therefore would like to ask for your patience and understanding in the coming weeks,” he said.

The President, however, enjoined the leadership of the labour unions as well as the Nigerian workers to avoid being used as political weapons.

“May I therefore, imploy workers and their leaders not to allow themselves to be used as political weapons,” he said.

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