- APC says President Buhari has matched words with action.
- Says workers’ welfare has remained a top priority of the Buhari-led APC administration.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the signing into law of N30,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying is another election promise delivered.
The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated this in a statement on Friday in Abuja, while commending Buhari for signing the new minimum wage bill into law.
Pointing that Nigerian workers truly deserve a new, improved and implementable minimum wage in view of current economic realities, Issa-Onilu said the welfare of workers has remained a top priority of the Buhari-led APC administration.
According to the APC spokesman, this has been demonstrated by the Federal Government’s bailouts to states to pay workers salary and housing schemes for civil servants among other welfare packages in 2018.
While congratulating stakeholders that ensured the achievement of this laudable feat, particularly the National Assembly, state governors, the Amma Pepple-led tripartite committee, labour and trade unions and indeed Nigerian workers, Issa-Onilu said the signing of new minimum wage is another solid demonstration of a President who matches his words with actions.
The APC spokesman, who recalled that Buhari had severally assured of a new and improved national minimum wage for workers said the assent of the N30,000 minimum wage by the president is indeed another election promise delivered.
iDONSABI had reported that Buhari signed into law the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act 2019 on Thursday.
The act has now put the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers at N30,000 monthly after it was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly before they went on break for the 2019 general election.
All employers of labour across the country with at least 25 workers are mandated by the law to pay their workers a minimum of N30,000 monthly wage.