President Muhammadu Buhari was today called upon by the House of Representatives to urgently transmit the Tripartite Agreement on National Minimum Wage to the National Assembly for legislation, “to avert looming industrial action and its attendant consequences.”
The lawmakers are also investigating the causes of the strikes embarked upon by the organized labour, including the Parliamentary Staff Association of the National Assembly (PASAN) and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and to make appropriate recommendations.
The resolutions followed a motion by Sani Zoro (APC, Jigawa) of urgent public importance, with a “call for legislative intervention to maintain industrial peace in Nigeria”.
“We are worried by the reluctance of the Presidency to transmit the Tripartite Agreement on National Minimum Wage to the National Assembly for legislation, to avert looming industrial action and its attendant socio-economic consequences.
“Yesterday, members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of the National Assembly also picketed our two legislative chambers to draw attention to their grievances,” Zoro said.
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