NGO commends Buhari for signing New Minimum Wage Bill

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By Gami Tadanyigbe
Gwagwalada -. Noble Youths Mass Support Association (NYMSA), an NGO, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the New Minimum Wage Bill into Law.

Mr Godwin Onmonya, the National Coordinator of the group gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gwagwalada on Friday.

The President on Thursday signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-enactment Bill 2019 into law.

“NYMSA wishes to commend President Buhari for signing the New Minimum Wage Bill into Law.

“This is clear indication that the government has the workers interest at heart and we also demand that prices of goods are increased.

“By so doing, the government will reduce the cost of goods and living to the barest minimum.

“He should also ensure that states adopt the salary table released by relevant government agencies.

“This is our expectations from government while increasing workers salary,’’ he said.

Onmonya commended the national leadership of organised labour for their doggedness throughout the negotiation for the new national minimum wage.

The coordinator also called for a quick release of the minimum wage table to enable workers receive the new pay as quickly as possible.