President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will fully implement the new minimum wage.
The President stated this on Wednesday in his message to mark the Workers Day celebration.
He said “We will continue to commit ourselves to the cause of improving a lot of every working Nigerian and providing for those who cannot work.
“In this regard, the New National Minimum Wage which I signed into Law a few days ago shall be fully implemented by my Administration.
“Let me once again express my deepest appreciation to the leadership of the Nigerian Workers for the understanding showed during and after the negotiations of the New National Minimum Wage”.
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AN ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, GCFR, PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION MARKING THE 2019 NATIONAL MAY DAY CELEBRATION HELD ON 1ST MAY, 2019 AT THE EAGLE SQUARE, ABUJA
Distinguished and Hon members of the National Assembly,
The Deputy Director General of the ILO
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress,
President of the Trade Union Congress,
Director-General, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps here present,
Members of the Press,
Ladies and Gentlemen.
I am delighted to be with you on this historic occasion marking the International Workers Day otherwise known as May Day which is also coming on the heels of the Centenary Celebration of the International Labour Organization (ILO). These two events have far-reaching significance for Workers in particular and the World of Work in general.
One defined and regulated the world of work through international labour standards and the other established the protection of the fundamental rights and dignity of the working people. These critical events had over the years defined employment relations globally.
Another uniqueness of this Year’s Celebration is that the International Labour Organization (ILO) as part of its arrangement towards the celebration of its Centenary gave the member States the opportunity to select their ‘Country Themes’ in the spirit of its Centenary.
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