Our Members Will Pay New Minimum Wage – HuCaPAN

Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria (HuCaPAN) on Thursday says its members will pay the new minimum wage of N30,000.

While emphasising the need for a decent work environment in the country, HuCaPAN which is the umbrella body of registered and licenced providers of outsourced personnel in the country noted that only a decent job can bring out the best in the workplace.

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Fielding questions from journalists on Thursday, during the association’s 8th Annual General Meeting in Lagos, HuCaPAN’s President, Aderemi Adegboyega, said with adherence to the dictates of the code of conduct by members of HuCaPAN, the recent review of the minimum wage was a welcome development.

Expressing hope that the implementation would not cause a disruption of industrial harmony, the president noted that the realities of the global market business strategy were that jobs, goods and finance move more freely across the country’s borders; to where they could yield optimal returns on investment.

He, therefore, noted that outsourcing businesses would further support the Nigerian economy by providing needed support services for local and foreign businesses.

“Countries like India, Mauritius, Philippines and Ghana have taken advantage of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) to support their economies.

“Nigerian human capital is well positioned to make the country one of the most favourable regions to procure business support services. “We have a vibrant and young workforce,’’ he said.

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He further noted that the government’s intervention to improve on the ease of doing business was a welcome development, but harped on the need for security issues to be effectively dealt with for businesses to operate freely.

On the issue of impostors, the Adegboyega, who did not disclose the number of arrests made so far said that the association usually referred such matters to the Ministry of Labour and Employment for necessary action.He also said that the association usually carried out a thorough background check on prospective workers to guard against quacks.

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