Ogun Assembly In Support Of National Minimum Wage- Speaker - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Ogun Assembly In Support Of National Minimum Wage- Speaker

Ogun State House of Assembly has  expressed strong support for the organized labour in its demand against move by the National Assembly to remove  the National Minimum Wage from exclusive to the concurrent legislative list 
Speaker of the house, Right Honourable Olakunle Oluomo expressed the support on Wednesday while addressing labour leaders including the State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Emmanuel Bankole who led a nationwide protest against the minimum wage bill to the State House of Assembly complex in Abeokuta.

He assured workers in the State that their request for the support of a national minimum to remain on the exclusive list will always be granted anytime the bill comes up for debate

The State according to him, has always been national minimum wage compliant. 

Oluomo, who assured that all the demands of the workers would be presented to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, noted that all issues affecting workers' welfare were being addressed by the State Government.

He assured the workers of the Assembly's support on issues that would better the welfare of the State workforce. 

Early, Comrade Bankole and his Trade Union counterpart, Comrade Bunmi Fajobi had appealed to the Speaker to intervene to guide members of the Assembly to vote against the removal of the national minimum wage from the exclusive legislative list.

They noted that the decision became imperative to reduce poverty and inequality among the nation's workforce, stressing that the protest would be the first stage of the struggle for survival and livelihood of millions of Nigerian workers.

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