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NLC, TUC laud President over assent

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the thirty thousand Naira  Minimum Wage Bill into law.

Mr. Peter Ozo-Eson, General Secretary, NLC and Mr Bobboi Kaigama, the President of TUC in an interview with journalists in Abuja, described the action as laudable.

Mr. Ozo-Eson said that the NLC and Nigerian workers appreciated the swift response of President Buhari, adding that such move would assuage the feelings of Nigerian workers.

He commended the National Assembly for not playing politics with the Nigerian workers by given the minimum wage bill a speedy passage.

On his part, Mr. Kaigama on behalf of Trade Union Congress commended the president for assenting to the minimum wage bill, while describing it as laudable and timely.

According to him, the President’s response has always been labour`s position, adding that “we in TUC want to appreciate the President for not jettisoning the path of honour”.

He congratulated Nigerian workers for the new minimum wage, adding that no stone would be left unturned to see that Nigerian workers get a living wage.

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