President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerian workers that the national minimum wage law will remain on the Exclusive Legislative List of the constitution for the protection of vulnerable worker across the country.
President Buhari gave the assurance in a message to Nigerian workers on the occasion of this year’s May Day celebration at Eagle Square, Abuja.
Represented by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, President Buhari noted that he was aware of attempt by some group to alter the the provision of the law to remove minimum wage from exclusive list to concurrent list but stressed that he not support it.
President Buhari who commended Nigerian workers for their resilience and support given in the fight against Covid 19 pandemic since March last year, appealed for more understanding of Nigerians workers in his determination to over come and improve the nation’s socio-economic problems.
The President maintained that despite the hitches caused by the pandemic, his administration would sustain efforts to attain the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union 2063 Agenda on decent work for economic growth.
More on 2021 May Day celebration in our subsequent bulletin.