Buhari assures workers speedy passage of national minimum wage bill


President Muhammadu Buhari has promised the speedy passage of the national minimum wage bill

The president said the government will give the bill an expeditious consideration

He also said the reports of the labour and government committee will be harmonized to reach an expected end on the bill

The federal government has assured Nigerian workers of a speedy passage of the new National Minimum Wage Bill, Vanguard reports.

In a message to workers on the 2017 May Day celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari said the Nigerian government will give the new bill an expeditious consideration.

“I am happy to inform you that Government will give expeditious consideration to the proposal contained in the Technical Committee’s Report which was submitted to it on April 6, 2017,” President Buhari said.

We gathered the president also said the government will take necessary steps to implement the final recommendation of the of the labour and government committees to set up the new bill.

He said the need to harmonize the reports of the committee will reduce the discomfort currently being experienced by Nigerian workers.

“I want to assure you that government will continue to do all at its disposal to better the lots of all Nigerians and more importantly to provide a commensurate welfare for all Nigerian workers,” he said.

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Speaking on the present economic situation, the president said the implication of the seamless conduct of industrial relation arises from the risk of circles of low productivity.

He further commended Nigerians their maturity and patriotism in the face of challenges while calling on effective labour relation for creating a conducive working environment for all employers in Nigeria.

“Therefore, I called on the organised labour to continue to partner with this administration by resorting to social dialogue as an indispensable tool for conflict resolution

“Today, we stand in solitary with workers all over the world to commemorate this historic Day which marked a turning point in the economies of the nations and the welfare of the working class,” he said.

“As a matter of fact, the workers should be in the forefront of activities in the realization of the whistle-blowing Policy of this Administration,” Buhari added.


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