Peter Ozo-Eson, the NLC General Secretary, said the President has held onto the bill for too long.  

As Nigerian await the new minimum wage to be effective since the passage by the senate.

The NLC has however expressed its dismay over the presidents delay in the signing of the bill into law.

NLC president says “We had thought that given all processes before arriving at that point, the long delays in setting up a tripartite committee, the long period before the tripartite committee to now finalise and all the debates that had gone on, the president would have signed the bill into law,” he said.

Ozo-Eson also went ahead to tell the President to sign the bill before the celebration of the 2019 May Day, an annual day to celebrate workers in Nigeria.

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“We thought that this was something President would assent to very quickly, because as we had earlier indicated, we would want this implementation to be before May.

Our position is to call on Mr. President to, without further delay, assent to the New National Minimum Wage Bill, so that workers can start to enjoy the new minimum wage implementation before May Day.”

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