The organized labor under the aegis of Trade Union Side, TUS, of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, JNPSNC, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the new minimum wage bill into law.
The body stated that the current N18,000 minimum wage has become very inadequate for the average worker.
In a statement by its chairman, Abdrafiu Adeniji, and secretary, Alade Lawal, on Wednesday, the union stressed that workers were finding it extremely difficult to cope with daily challenges due to high prices of goods and services.
The TUS also commended the National Assembly for passing the bill.
The statement read, “The tripartite committee on the minimum wage and the National Assembly have done a good job by approving N30,000 as the national minimum wage and accordingly deserve commendation.
“It is now left for the President to sign the bill into law and bring the minimum wage saga to a positive conclusion.
“The current N18,000 monthly minimum wage has become inadequate and workers are finding it extremely difficult to cope. This underscores the need for the President to sign into law the N30,000.000 National Minimum Wage Bill so the bodies that will work out the consequential adjustments arising from the new wage can be put in place.”