FG urged to implement law on regular review of national minimum wage

The Federal Government has been urged to implement the law on regular review of the national minimum wage to promote national growth.

Speaking with Planet News after a firm commitment from the Federal Government to reopen negotiations with labour leaders through the national minimum wage tripartite committee, a former trade union leader in Akwa Ibom State, Ekerete Idem said the call for government to tackle the issue of minimum wage review had become important because of the delay in the implementation of the law.

He said although government had promised to review the national minimum wage by the third quarter of the year, it should put measures in place to sustain such and ensure effective implementation.

Speaking with our correspondent, Bassey Ibiatisuho after the warning strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress to press home their demand, some government workers in Uyo said the current N18, 000 minimum wage was long overdue for review and urged government to act promptly to improve the economic well-being of workers.

Recall that organised labour suspended the national warning strike after a formal invitation was extended to all stakeholders in the tripartite committee to resume discussions on the implementation of the new minimum wage between Thursday October 4 and 5.

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