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SENATOR DIKET PLANG, SAYS THE UPPER CHAMBER WILL GIVE THE NEW MINIMUM WAGE BILL CONSIDERATION

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SENATOR DIKET PLANG, SAYS THE UPPER CHAMBER WILL GIVE THE NEW MINIMUM WAGE BILL CONSIDERATION                                                       14-02-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                   The Chairman, Senate Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity, Diket Plang, says the upper chamber will give the expected new minimum wage bill expeditious consideration.

He stated this at the 2nd National Adjudication and Arbitration Forum in Abuja.

Senator Plang said the Minimum Wage for Workers was necessary to motivate
workers and promote efficient workforce and productivity.

‘’For us at the 10th National Assembly, the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Tinubu Administration will be better achieved if there is collaboration and unity of purpose among the various socio-economic and political strata of the country’’. He stated.

The President of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, Mr Taiwo Adeniyi explained that cordial relationships between employers and employees would prevent industrial disputes.

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Nkieruka Onyejeocha called for social dialogue and productive negotiation with key stakeholders for economic development.

She said the event was to explore better alternative dispute resolution mechanisms within the context of government-labour relations, with established international best practice.

‘’It underscores the need to bolster the capacity of key stakeholders in tripartism and social dialogue-namely, workers’ and employers’ organizations, as well as the Labour Ministry-to play pivotal roles at the national level’’. The Minister stated.

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Joe Ajaero urged the federal government to implement the agreement reached with Organized Labour in the interest of Nigerian workers.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume said President Bola Tinubu remained passionate about rebuilding the economy, improving the welfare of workers.

The SGF was represented by Mr Richard Pheelangwah, Permanent Secretary of Cabinet Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen Akume gave assurance to all Nigerians that he would leave no stone unturned to bring succor to their hardship.

The theme of the event is Strengthening Tripartism and Social Dialogue for a Sustainable Industrial Relations System in Nigeria.

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