Calls for Speedy Implementation
By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the new national minimum wage bill of N30,000.
The Congress in a statement on Thursday by the General Secretary,Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, commended Mr President for doing the needful.
However, they called for immediate implementation of the law, “given the fact that this process has dragged on for nearly two years”.
The General Secretary said, “In furtherance of this, we urge employers, particularly federal and state governments, to commence immediate negotiations with the appropriate unions on the impact of the new law on the wage structure with a view to timely and judicious implementation”.
President Buhari signed the National Minimum Wage bill into law on Thursday, April 18,2019 at the State House, eight years after the last review.