House of Representatives ready to pass minimum wage bill

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, says the House is ready to pass the minimum wage bill as legislature awaits the executive to forward the bill for upward review. Dogara, in a statement to mark 2018 Worker’s Day celebration, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, reiterated the desire of the House to provide a better life for workers. The Speaker said he was not unmindful of the struggles and hardship faced by Nigerian workers in their daily lives.

According to him, this is why the National Assembly is committed to putting more resources in the hands of workers. He expressed optimism that the Federal Government Committee on Minimum Wage currently conducting public hearings across the six geo-political zones in the country, would soon conclude its assignment.