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NLC gives President Buhari fresh ultimatum to sign new minimum wage bill into law

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given an ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari as they expressed worries over his delay in putting his assent to the new minimum wage bill.

The bill, which will see civil servants paid N30,000 as minimum wage, was passed by the National Assembly and is awaiting the assent of the President.

In a new interview Peter Ozo-Eson, the NLC General Secretary, complained about the president holding onto the bill for too long.

“We had thought that given all processes before arriving at that point, the long delays in setting up a tripartite committee, the long period before the tripartite committee to now finalise and all the debates that had gone on, the president would have signed the bill into law,” he said.

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Ozo-Eson, however, advised the President to sign the bill before the coming workers day celebration on May 1st.

“We thought that this was something President would assent to very quickly, because as we had earlier indicated, we would want this implementation to be before May.

“Our position is to call on Mr. President to, without further delay, assent to the New National Minimum Wage Bill, so that workers can start to enjoy the new minimum wage implementation before May Day”, he said.

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