Report reaching AceGist said the federal government of Nigerian has finally set January 23 for the transmission of a bill for a new national minimum wage to the National Assembly.
The organised labour has been pushing for the transmission of the bill by President Muhammadu Buhari since the tripartite committee on the new minimum wage completed its assignment and submitted the report to the president in November, 2018.
During the presentation of the 2019 appropriation bill to the National Assembly by President Buhari, he restated his commitment to the new minimum wage and said that it was already captured in the 2019 budget.
The president however, said that a high powered committee will be set up to ensure that the implementation of the new minimum wage will not result to extra borrowing by the government.
That decision has since set labour and government in another round of disagreement which culminated to a nationwide protest by labour today, Tuesday.
While labour unions have agreed to the date set by the federal government to transmit the bill to the the National Assembly, they warned that they would not accept a breach.
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