Minimum Wage saga: Lawmaker hails FG, Labour for averting strike


The lawmaker representing Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Dennis Idahosa, has commended both the Federal Government and the Labour unions for averting industrial unrest through the peaceful resolution on the issues surrounding the full implementation of the national minimum wage.

Idahosa, who is the House Chairman, Committee on Legislative Compliance, said any industrial disharmony would have impacted negatively on Nigeria’s economy.

This was contained in a press statement Hon Idahosa issued to newsmen in Benin City.

Idahosa stated that peaceful resolution of the issues showed that Nigeria could make headway when challenges confronting it are discussed in a round table.

He said he was excited that the issues delaying the implementation of the minimum wage have been laid to rest and the proposed strike action averted.

Idahosa noted that Nigerian workers could now go about their normal duty without having to worry about when the implementation of the minimum wage would commence.

He assured that the National Assembly (NASS) would be willing to come out with policies that would not be detrimental to the welfare of the Nigerian workers.

His words, “This peaceful resolution has demonstrated the never give up of the spirit, though tough, but the key actors were able to sit and find a way out of the logjam.”

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari on April 18, signed the new minimum wage act into law.


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