The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the new minimum wage bill.
The NLC said since the National Assembly approved the new minimum wage of N30,000 and passed it to the President for his assent nothing had been heard about it.
The union’s Head of Information and Public Affairs, Benson Upah, who spoke to The Punch, said workers would be grateful if Buhari signed the bill this month.
He said, “The President constituted a committee that worked on the figure that was submitted to him and he sent it to the National Assembly as an executive bill. Similarly, the National Assembly legislated on it and sent back to the President for his assent.
“We have no reason to doubt that the President will not sign it into law; his body language does not suggest that he will not sign it.
“We are hoping and waiting for him to do so. If you asked me when he should sign it, I would tell you that it should be immediately. We want him to sign it right away so that by May workers can earn the new salary. They have been waiting anxiously.”