Senate reveals when new minimum wage bill will be ready

The Nigerian Senate has revealed that it would receive the minimum wage bill after the Sallah celebration.....CONTINUE READING THE ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE

In his Democracy Day broadcast on Wednesday, President Tinubu promised to forward a bill on the new minimum wage to the National Assembly soon.

Asked about the proposed bill, the senate spokesman, Yemi Adaramodu, said, “ The President will likely send the Wage ward bill after the Sallah break.”

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), have called on the President, Bola Tinubu, not to present any figure regarding the minimum wage bill to the National Assembly without consulting the organised labour and members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS).

Joe Ajaero, President of the NLC and his counterpart from TUC, Festus Osifo, disclosed this to journalists on Thursday on the sideline of the ongoing International Labour Conference at the Palais du Nation in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ajaero said, “We do not expect the President to present a final figure to the National Assembly without consulting with organised labour, employers, and state governors. Everyone will still come together to discuss before transmission to the National Assembly.”

When asked about the exact figure inserted in the report submitted to the President, the leaders of the two labour centres denied knowledge of its full content, insisting that they didn’t append their signature to any report.

“Moreover, we have not seen the content of what has been submitted to the President. We will insist on seeing the content and appending our signatures to every page. We will not append our signatures to any page we are not comfortable with.

“As representatives here, we cannot specify the exact amount until we consult, review the offers, and determine what is fair for Nigerian workers,” Ajaero told journalists.

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