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Labour Demands Implementation of New Minimum Wage Before May 1

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has urged the federal government to commence the implementation of the new national minimum wage for workers before the next Workers’ Day celebration on May 1.

NLC’s acting president, Najeem Yasin made the call, Tuesday in Abuja while commending the Senate for approving the minimum wage bill of N30, 000.

While calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly sign the bill into law, he said,  “It is not yet over because we want them to make sure that the process gets to the logical conclusion and for the quick implementation of that N30, 000. Nigerian workers are happy and commend them.

 “We want the federal government to ensure its implementation before the May Day celebration, which is the Workers Day celebration. Government should greet workers with the commencement of the implementation.”

Similarly, NLC deputy president, Amaechi Asugwuni added that President Buhari needed to follow the path of honour and immediately sign into law the new pay rise document once he receives it.

He however, disagreed with the Senate on the call for a review of the revenue sharing formulae, which gives the federal government 56%, states 24% and local governments 20%.

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