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NLC Calls on President to do Justice to New Minimum Wage Report
This call was made by Peter Eson-Ozo, NLC general secretary during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, November 12, in Abuja.
The general secretary added that the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage had concluded its meetings and a report of N30,000 was agreed upon in the absence of controversy.
“The report has been submitted to the president and what we expect now from the president is to do justice to that report, by quickly raising an executive bill on the new National Minimum Wage.
“And when that bill gets to the National Assembly, we want to assure Nigerian workers that we will be ready to engage them constructively.
“We all signed up on the N30, 000, so why should there be any controversy,’’ he said.
This call is coming after the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage concluded its negotiation process on November 5, and submitted the report to the president on November 6.
Before then, the federal government had offered to pay N24,000, while the organised labour had agreed with the organised private sector to stand on N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.