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Democracy Day: N’Assembly To Get Bill On New Minimum Wage Soon – Tinubu



President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday assured Organised Labour that an executive bill on the new national minimum wage for workers will soon be sent to the National Assembly for passage.

President Tinubu gave the assurance while addressing Nigerians in his second Democracy Day speech on June 12, 2024.


He said, “In this spirit, we have negotiated in good faith and with open arms with Organised 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.”


He added that in the face of Labour’s national strike on June 3, 2024, none of the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) were arrested or threatened.

“Instead, the labour leadership was invited to break bread and negotiate toward a good-faith resolution,” he said, adding that “reasoned discussion and principled compromise are hallmarks of democracy”.


Tinubu also acknowledged the economic difficulties in the nation and empathised with Nigerians. He promised “necessary repairs required to fix the economy”.

The reforms we have initiated are intended to create a stronger, better foundation for future growth. There is no doubt the reforms have occasioned hardship.


Yet, they are necessary repairs required to fix the economy over the long run so that everyone has access to economic opportunity, fair pay and compensation for his endeavour and labour.”


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