President Muhammadu Bihari has directed the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige to hasten the process of implementing the new #30,000 minimum wage act.
The president stated that there was an immediate need to round up negotiations with the organized labor so that the new minimum wage act can be signed into law.
Buhari made this known through the Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission at the 2019 Nigeria Civil Service week celebration dinner held at the state house conference center, Abuja.
“I wish to direct the honorable minister if labour and employment to expedite action on the consequential adjustment negotiation of minimum wage.
The long talked about #30,000 new minimum wage is yet to be signed into law after lawmakers of the Upper Chamber (Senate) complained that meeting up with the sum doesn’t look realistic but the approval of #5.5 Billion for the purchase of new vehicles for each and every member of the National Assembly had led to national controversy.
Majority of Nigerians are of the opinion that the Senate only cares about themselves and little of the masses who put them in office.
It is still unknown when the new minimum wage act would be signed into law but there’s hope that the president’s recent intervention might make it sooner rather than later.