Organised labour calls on Presidency for immediate transition of the new National Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly

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Organised labour, on Tuesday in Abuja, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately transmit the new National Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly.

Ayuba Wabba, President of Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) made the call at a protest rally.

The organised labour gave the ultimatum following President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that a “high powered technical committee,” would be set up to device ways to ensure that its implementation did not lead to an increase in the level of borrowing.

Wabba said the protest rally served as a warning to the Federal Government before a nationwide strike if government continued to delay the transmission of the Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly.

Meanwhile, the protests followed a meeting between the federal government and Labour Unions leaders, presided by the Minister of Labour Chris Ngige

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