Rep applauds FG, labour for forestalling strike
The Federal Government and Organised Labour have been commended for the peaceful resolution of the full implementation of the new national minimum wage.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Compliance, Dennis Idahosa, who gave the commendation in a statement on Friday in Benin said that strike would have further impacted negatively on the nation’s economy, were it not that it was averted.
The Federal Government and the labour unions had in the early hours of Friday finally sorted out the issues of consequential adjustment for other categories of workers after three days of meeting.
The lawmaker pointed out that the peaceful resolution of the issues had further demonstrated that Nigeria could make headway when challenges confronting the country were discussed on a round table.
“To me, this peaceful resolution has demonstrated the never give up spirit, the key actors were able to sit and find a way out of the logjam,” he said.
The lawmaker urged Nigerian workers to go about their normal duty of moving the country forward since the issues had been resolved.
The chairman also said they needed not to worry about when the implementation of the minimum wage would commence.
The lawmaker reiterated that the National Assembly (NASS) had always been willing to come out with policies that would not be detrimental to the welfare of the Nigerian workers.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on April 18, signed the new minimum wage act into law.