HOR Pledges To Protect Interest Of Workers

10 March 2021 By Aisha Adesanya

The House of Representatives says the proposed minimum wage Bill is only a proposal that must pass through several stages before becoming a law.

The leader of the House, Alhassan Ado- Doguwa, made the remark while addressing members of the Nigerian labour Congress who were at the National Assembly to Protest against the Bill.

The lawmaker explained that the Bill must pass through a public hearing to harness the views of all stakeholders.

He added that the leadership of the NLC would also be invited to discuss with the Constitution review committee to make their position known.

He further gave the assurance that the interest of Nigerian workers would be protected by the National Assembly

Earlier in a remark, the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Waba who led the protest to the National Assembly, described the Bill as retrogressive.

He added that the NLC would declare an indefinite strike if the bill is passed and their concerns are not met.

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