Nigerian Workers Warn Buhari Not To Miss July Implementation Of New minimum Wage
President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has promised Nigerian workers since 2017 that a new minimum wage of 56,000 naira would be implemented no later than August this year.
Now, ahead of international Workers’ Day on Tuesday, the workers are reminding the government of its promise and asking it not to default.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, the umbrella union of Nigerian workers, cautioned the Federal Government against missing the timeline for the implementation of the new national minimum wage.
The new wage is expected to take effect from August 2018.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, handed down the warning on Monday during a pre-May Day symposium jointly organised by the NLC and the Trade Union Congress in Abuja.
The theme of the 2018 May Day Celebration is, “Role of Labour and Workers in National Devolvement: Dare to Struggle and We Dare to Win.”
“The organised labour will ensure that the timeline set by the Tripartite Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage is not altered,” Wabba said.
He added that “workers, who create wealth, must also be well taken care of as we are not unmindful of the situation of the Nigerian workers, particularly with the increasing inflation in the land.
“So, clearly speaking, the minimum wage is an issue we will continue to canvass for. I want to assure you all that we will take the issue to the next level and essentially we are going to win.”
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