NLC gives President Buhari May 1 ultimatum to sign new minimum wage bill

The Nigerian Labour Congress has given President Buhari until May 1 to sign the new minimum wage bill.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba gave the ultimatum on Saturday in Abuja.

According to Mr Wabba, “The expectation of workers is that President should be able to sign the Minimum Wage Bill, doing all due diligence before 1st of May. That is the position we have made very clearly and that is our expectation.

“We have not gotten to where we are on a platter of gold, we will continue to engage the process. So our expectation is that yes, workers day, we demand that this thing will also be delivered and therefore we are working hard and hoping that that will be done.

“We expect that there will be a time line so that workers can get the new minimum wage in their pockets because the economic challenge is now biting harder especially those that are on fixed wages.”

The lower and upper chambers of the National Assembly had earlier in the year passed the N30,000 minimum wage bill as against the N27,000 recommendation of the council of states.

The bill has, however, been awaiting presidential assent.

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