Three months after signing the new minimum wage bills to law, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said, the implementation of the national minimum wage will soon commence.
He also encouraged state government and private-sector employers to look forward to giving a considerable wage for their workers.
He said this at the 11th triennial delegates conference of Traders Union Congress of Nigeria where he was represented by Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the Federation.
This is expected to increase the country’s economy by 2.7% this year if everyone embarks on it.
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He said, when its implemented by the state government and private-sector it will be a means to encourage workers to contribute to the country’s development.
The president assured that his government priority would be to cater to the worker’s welfare.