The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give his accent to the new National Minimum Wage Bill before the 2019 workers day celebration.
Acting President of the NLC, Najeem Yasin, also called on the government to commence the implementation process and give workers good course to celebrate this year’s May Day.
NLC also commended the Senate for passing the bill into law, following the footstep of the House of Representatives which had earlier passed the N30, 000 as new national minimum wage.
However, Mr Yasin said even though the bill has been passed by both chambers, workers would not rest until the bill is signed and implemented.
He said; “We commend the senate for the quick passage. But 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 commends them.
“We stand by the N75, 000 punishment for employers who fail to implement the law which has been passed. We have been fighting for this N30, 000 for a long time and the governors have been opposed to it. But now, it has been passed. Nigerian workers are now looking forward to the signing of the bill into law.
“We want them to start implementing it before the May Day celebration so that Nigerian workers can have good reasons to celebrate.”