BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara says increasing workers’ salaries and wages have become necessary given the current inflation, Naira devaluation and rising cost of living in the country.
He therefore assured of the House’s commitment to pass a new minimum wage bill in line with the present economic realities.
Dogara, who stated these in a statement to mark the 2017 Workers’ Day, reiterated the resolve and commitment of the parliament to enacting the new minimum wage bill for Nigerian workers.
He congratulated the entire Nigerian workers as they join their counterparts the world over in commemorating the International Workers’ Day.
The Speaker further said; “While commending you for your sacrifice and commitment to the service and building of the nation, I wish to assure you that the National Assembly and in particular, the 8th House of Representatives remains committed to the passage of the National Minimum Wage Bill when presented by the Executive and initiating other laws and legislative interventions that will promote the welfare and wellbeing of Nigerian Workers”.
He therefore enjoined workers, especially civil servants, to rededicate themselves to duty and support government’s laudable policies and programmes.
“As you mark this historic day, I wish to remind Nigerians of the sacrifices made by the working class in nation building and commit yourselves to doing even more in supporting government’s activities that will better the lots of our citizens,” Dogara enthused.