Minimum Wage: FG Sets Date For Submission Of Bill To National Assembly

The Federal Government(FG) has set a date for its submission of the new minimum wage bill to the National Assembly.

The FG in a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) on Tuesday promised to submit the bill on the 23rd of January.

Tuesday’s meeting held between 1p.m. and 3:30p.m. at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) logo

The promise made by the FG has ensured labour will not further hold protests and strike action as planned.

However, protests were held in some states on Tuesday, January 8th as workers complained about the delay in the submission of the bill while they called for a better living condition for workers.

President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba urged the FG to keep up with the date of the submission of the bill and threatened that the NLC will go on an industrial action if the government does not stand by its words.

The NLC has been at loggerheads with the FG over a new minimum wage.

Organised Labour and the FG had agreed on a N30,000 minimum wage after several deliberations. A tripartite committee was also formed by the FG to look into the demands of the NLC.

There are insinuations that some states are unwilling to pay the new minimum wage as that’s one of the reasons why the submission of the bill is being delayed.

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