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Reps React As Labour, FG Finally Reach Agreement Over New Minimum Wage




Dennis Idahosa, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Compliance has commended the Federal Government and the organised labour over the peaceful resolution on the full implementation of the new national minimum wage.

Naija News understands that Idahosa, gave the commendation in a statement on Friday in Benin, the Edo state capital.

Idahosa in his statement said that a strike would have further impacted negatively on the nation’s economy, were it not that it was averted.

Idahosa’s reaction comes after the federal government and the labour unions finally sorted out the issues of consequential adjustment for other categories of workers after a three-days intense meeting which ended early Friday.

This online news platform understands that the agreement reached considers core civil servants on grade level 7 to get (23.2 per cent) adjustment; grade level 8 (20 per cent); grade level 9 (19 per cent); grade levels 10 to14 (16 per cent); and grade levels 15 to 17, (14 per cent).

Reacting, Idahosa said that the peaceful resolution of the issues had further demonstrated that Nigeria could make headway when challenges confronting the country were discussed on a round table.

He said, “To me, this peaceful resolution has demonstrated the never give up spirit, the key actors were able to sit and find a way out of the logjam.”

The lawmaker also urged Nigerian workers to go about their normal duty of moving the country forward since the issues had been resolved.

He said they needed not to worry about when the implementation of the minimum wage would commence.

The lawmaker reiterated that the National Assembly (NASS) had always been willing to come out with policies that would not be detrimental to the welfare of the Nigerian workers.

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