What Ngige told us about Buhari’s new committee – NLC
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has said that the Federal Government’s Advisory Committee has no relevance to the brand new National Minimum Wage agreement.
NLC stated this became confirmed via Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige.
Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, stated the committee has no bearing with the agreement reached on the minimal wage.
President Muhamamdu Buhari had on Wednesday inaugurated a Technical Advisory Committee at the implementation of the brand new National Minimum Wage and reiterated his dedication to its price.
He stated the committee would recommend, ”modalities for the implementation of the new minimum salary in the sort of way as to minimise its inflationary effect, as well as make certain that its creation does not result in task losses’’.
“The work of this technical committee could be the idea of a Finance Bill in an effort to be submitted to the National Assembly, alongside the Minimum Wage Bill,’’ he brought.
According to Wabba, the Advisory Committee on minimal salary has no bearing with the agreement reached on the minimum salary.
“The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige had instructed us that the committee is an internal manner of the Federal Government.
”I suppose it is their very own way of facilitating and mobilising their very own resources for the implementation and additionally making sure that nothing is left undone and we do now not have any trouble with that.
“So, it isn’t our problem, but basically their very own and it does now not in any way affect our interest, government has the right to installation any committee and we aren’t even contributors of that committee, “he stated.
He, but, said that he become knowledgeable that the committee changed into strictly on their personal to manual authorities on the way to enforce the minimal salary, adding, “so surely if it is a way to put in force, we do now not have problem with that.
Wabba also stated that the advisory committee could now not in any way affect the timeline of Jan. 23 settlement reached among organised labour and the Federal Government at the transmission of Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly.