MINIMUM WAGE: Labour Makes Demand From Buhari After Election Victory
A labour union in Nigeria has reminded President Muhammadu Buhari that they have unfinished business.
It is the issue of the new National Minimum Wage and the process of passing the bill into law that they want President Buhari to focus on as far as they are concerned now.
On Thursday, the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) made an appeal to President Buhari, asking him to assent to and enforce the new minimum wage Act as soon as it was passed by the Senate.
Mr Bashir Lawal, ASCSN Secretary-General, made the appeal in Lagos in a congratulatory message to the president on his re-election.
The new National Minimum Wage Bill has already been approved by the House of Representatives.
Lawal commended the president for ensuring timely payment of workers’ salaries.
He said that it was good that the president did not lay off workers, noting that the labour market was over-saturated.
“We commend the president for ensuring that salaries and allowances of public servants are paid as and when due.
“We are happy that promotion arrears and outstanding salaries owed workers had been settled,” he said.
The ASCSN scribe, however, expressed the belief that there was no doubt that workers omitted or short-paid would be settled soonest.
He further hailed the president for keeping his promise to make unity colleges to remain a commonwealth.
He also advised Buhari to use the next four years to look at areas that would need improvement in order to enhance national cohesion, peace, prosperity and progress.
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