Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday expressed concern over President Muhammadu Buhari’s delay in signing the Nationwide Minimal Wage (Modification) Invoice into legislation.
The NLC Normal Secretary, Dr Peter Oz-Eson, expressed the sensation in an interview with Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Oz-Eson stated that the delay by Mr. President over the minimal wage for employees within the nation had grow to be very worrisome to the labour motion.
He stated the organised labour was involved that it had taken lengthy for the reason that transmission of the invoice from the Nationwide Meeting to the Presidency.
“We had thought that given all processes earlier than arriving at that time, the lengthy delay in establishing a tripartite committee, the lengthy interval earlier than the tripartite committee to now finalise and all of the debates that had gone on’’ the president would have signed the invoice into legislation.
“We thought that this was one thing Mr. President would assent to in a short time as a result of as we had earlier indicated, we’d need this implementation to be earlier than Could.
“Our place is to name on Mr. President to, with out additional delay, assent to the New Nationwide Minimal Wage Invoice in order that employees can begin to get pleasure from the brand new minimal wage implementation earlier than Could Day.’’
The final secretary, nevertheless, famous that other than the general public sector, employees within the personal sector have been additionally ready for the legislation to be applied so as to make their very own full negotiations and plans.
He stated that in implementing the brand new wage would additionally enable the economic system to be operated in an setting of certainty.
He stated the delay was unlucky.
“ So we wish to attraction to Mr. President to assent to that invoice with out additional delay,” he stated.