-The NLC, alongside the Trade Union Congress (TUC), said that the development will boost the morale of Nigerian workers
– The unions expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would assent to the bill and sign it into law
The organised labour in Nasarawa state has commended the National Assembly, following the approval of N30, 000 as the new minimum wage.
According to the duo, the approval of the new national minimum wage was a good omen and a morale booster to the entire workers in the country.
They, therefore, expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would assent to law and put the necessary machinery in place for its implementation before the end of his first tenure.
Abdullahi Adeka, NLC Chairman, said “though the union expected this long ago, “thank God it came to pass”.
Adeka appealed to the President and the governors to give the new national minimum wage accelerated attention it deserved to ease the hardship being faced by workers.
The state NLC Chairman assured workers that the state government would keep its promise of implementing the new minimum wage, as soon as other processes were concluded.
Similarly, Danladi Sabo-Namo, TUC Chairman, said that the union received the news of the passage of the new national minimum wage with great joy.
He said that workers had gone through a lot of hardship, over the years, due to unfavourable economy condition. The TUC Chairman said that the increment would bring a lot of relief to the workers.
The approval of the minimum wage by the Senate followed the report of an ad-hoc committee it set up to look into the issue. The ad-hoc committee is headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena.