More confusion hit the Presidency as leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) threatens President Muhammadu Buhari with a fresh ultimatum to sign the new minimum wage bill into law.
The new minimum wage of Thirty Thousand Naira, which was meant for civil servant was passed by the National Assembly and is currently waiting for the assent of President Buhari.
The NLC General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, while speaking during an interview, revealed that the president has refused to sign the bill till now.
In his statement, he said;
“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,”
Ozo-Eson, further said;
“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.”