Mr Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, said the House is ready to pass the minimum wage bill as legislature awaits the executive to forward the bill for upward review.
yakubu, in a statement to mark 2018 Worker’s Day celebration, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, reiterated the desire of the House to provide a better life for workers.
The Speaker said he was not unconcerned about the struggles and hardship faced by Nigerian workers in their daily lives. According to him, this is why the National Assembly is concerned to putting more resources in the hands of workers.
He showed optimism that the Federal Government Committee on Minimum Wage currently conducting public hearings across the six geo-political zones in the country would soon conclude its assignment. He said that a new national minimum wage bill would be transmitted to the parliament by the President.
In spite of unfavorable conditions, we appreciate your courage, your sacrifice to service and nation building at large and urge you to continue supporting government policies. I assure you, on this occasion, that the National Assembly will give expeditious passage to the Minimum Wage Bill whenever it is due.