– NLC wants Minimum Wage as Easter gift.
– Laments unnecessary delay in the signing of the bill.
Workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the minimum wage bill submitted to him by the National Assembly.
The bill after being accepted by the legislature was forwarded to the president for assent on March 27.
Labour leaders made the appeal on Tuesday during a meant rally to create awareness on the new Minimum Wage for workers organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)
Some of the workers, who spoke to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, over the delay in signing the bill into law said it was causing unnecessary anxiety.
Kema Nwokedi, a civil servant based in Abuja, who noted that the work of the tripartite committee should be completed by the president asked President Buhari to sign the bill which was passed expeditiously by the two chambers of the national assembly to cushion the effect of the economic hardship on workers.
She added that president Buhari will win the heart of workers if he signs the bill into law. She, therefore, urged him to make the signing of the bill an Easter gift for Nigerian workers to make them happy.
Abdullahi Sani, a civil servant also urged the President to assuage the feelings of Nigerian workers by signing the bill into law before May 1.
Dayo Adedayo, who works at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, said that signing the bill immediately would go a long way to help the workers. He added that the delay was causing untold hardship as the current salaries workers received could no longer take care of their daily needs.