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Tinubu To Transmit Agreed New Minimum Wage Bill To Nat’l Assembly

Oluwakayode Banjo

President Bola Tinubu says an executive bill on the agreed new National minimum wage will be transmitted to the National Assembly.

President Tinubu stated this in his National broadcast on the commemoration of Democracy day in Nigeria.

President Tinubu, who did not disclose the agreed new minimum wage in his broadcast, however said the bill would soon be sent to the National Assembly to enshrine what has been agreed upon into the country’s law for the next five years.

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He said “In this spirit, we have negotiated in good faith and with open arms with organized labour on a new national minimum wage. We shall soon send an executive bill to the National Assembly to enshrine what has been agreed upon as part of our law for the next five years or less.

“In the face of labour’s call for a national strike, we did not seek to oppress or crack down on the workers as a dictatorial government would have done. We chose the path of cooperation over conflict.

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“No one was arrested or threatened. Instead, the labour leadership was invited to break bread and negotiate toward a good-faith resolution.

The President maintained that his administration had so far negotiated in good faith and open arms with the organised labour on a new National minimum wage.

President Tinubu added that his administration was committed to building a country where no one would be oppressed.

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