Labour urge Buhari to pay minimum wage.

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), has recommend the President Muhammadu Buhari to concur to the new minimum wage Act as soon as passed by the Senate and he should enforce it as well. The Secretary-General of The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Mr Bashir Lawal, made the petition on Thursday in Lagos in a congratulatory message to the president on his re-election.

According to reports, President Muhammadu Buhari has earlier endorsed the new minimum wage of N30,000 proposed by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage. The federal government had initially proposed N24,000, while state government offered to pay N22,500 to workers but labour rejected the proposals, insisting on N30,000.

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Lawal said that Buhari should not delay in signing the new wage bill when ready and noted that the bill had already been approved by the House of Representatives. Lawal also commended the president for ensuring timely payment of workers’ salaries.

Lawal also said:

”We commend the president for ensuring that salaries and allowances of public servants are paid as and when due. We are happy that promotion arrears and outstanding salaries owed workers had been settled,”

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The ASCSN scribe also affirm that there was no doubt that workers omitted or short-paid would be settled soonest and advised The President to use the next four years to look into areas that would need improvement in order to enhance national cohesion, peace, prosperity and progress.


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