National Assembly: Senate To Fast-Track New Minimum Wage Bill

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Senate to fast-track new Minimum Wage Bill

The Senate, on Friday, declared that it would give the expected new Minimum Wage Bill from the executive arm of government, expeditious consideration for improved welfare of workers and industrial harmony in the country.

Senate’s plan for expeditious consideration of the bill when received, was disclosed in a statement by Chairman, Seante Committee on Employment, Labour, and Productivity, Senator Diket Plang (APC, Plateau Central).

Plang assured Nigerians that the 10th Senate and by extension, 10th National Assembly, of its commitment to improving the living conditions of workers in the country in tackling the high level of poverty at hand.

“Efforts of the federal government and the Organised Labour for agreeing, to set in motion, necessary machinery to review the current Minimum Wage in Nigeria as contained in the memorandum of understanding signed by the negotiating parties, are commendable.

“The Senate Committee on Employment, Labour, and Productivity under my chairmanship, is prepared to give expeditious attention to the passage of a new Act, once negotiation on the matter is concluded and such bill transmitted to the National Assembly for enactment.”

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By Abia ThinkTank

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