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Buhari will surely transmit Minimum Wage Bill to NASS, Ngige assures Nigerian workers


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has told organised labour that President Muhammadu Buhari will definitely transmit the minimum wage bill to the National Assembly.

He said that the federal government is presently trying to iron out a few issues regarding the new minimum wage in order to ensure that there is no hitch in it its implementation.

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Speaking at the opening of fresh dialogue with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, in Abuja Friday, Mr Ngige said the government is worried at the threat by the workers’ union to embark on industrial action.

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He urged the unions not to resort to strike on account of the delay in submitting the minimum wage bill to the National Assembly, adding that President Buhari is eager to transmit the bill but after some ground work has been completed.

“The federal government is working on modalities to transmit the minimum wage bill to the National Assembly. We have to make it a law to be bidding. Delay should not fuel any crisis between the federal government and labour.

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“Government is committed to have a new minimum wage. In doing so, we have to ensure that there is stability in the process and the ability to pay,” Mr Ngige said.
As at the time of this report, the dialogue was still ongoing behind closed-doors.

Details later…

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