Adams Oshiomhole says Buhari will implement new minimum wage
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole has assured labour that President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to implementing the new minimum wage advocated for by trade unions across the country.
Receiving a delegation of the Trade Union Congress TUC in his office yesterday in Abuja, the APC National Chairman asked the delegation to disregard any comments which suggests that the President might renegade on the promise of increasing the take home pay of Nigerian workers.
“The trade union movement and the working class represent part of the constituency that President Buhari believes in. That is why on occasions like this, I can safely assure the TUC and NLC that if you hear any voice within the APC family talking in a way as to suggest that President Buhari’s government will superintend over abolition of the national minimum wage, that will be the individual’s wishful thinking. President Muhammadu Buhari will not dismantle any of the gains that the working class has achieved over the years.
“One of which is the idea of a national minimum wage to provide a social club below which no Nigerian worker should be engaged in. I think there is no better evidence of this than the fact that even at a time many people were calling for the abolition of the minimum wage, President Buhari decided to set up a panel to review it upward. As they say, action speaks louder than words.”
The TUC delegation which was led by its President, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama as well as the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba assured Oshiomhole of the Union’support in his new office.