NLC Reveals When Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage Will Be Concluded
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has assured workers in the country of the payment of the reviewed minimum wage before the end of 2018.
The General Secretary, NLC, Mr Peter Ozo-Esan, who gave this assurance in an interview on Tuesday, August 28, in Abuja, promised Nigerians that the new minimum wage will be implemented in September.
He further revealed that in spite of the delay caused by the Sallah break, the tripartite committee involved with the review of the wage will conclude its work on Sept. 4th and 5th.
His words: “We believe that the initial expectation that by September a new minimum wage should come on board, we think that the government still should be able to deliver that to Nigerians.
“Nigerian workers will continue to demand that from the government and as soon as this report is submitted, government should do the needful before the National Assembly because that is the process.
“We expect that the National Assembly will play its part in speedily considering the bill that will be placed before it and do everything possible for Nigerian workers to have a new minimum wage.’’