President Buhari presents a reduced budget for 2019 to the National Assembly (image courtesy Channels TV)

The Organised Labour in Nasarawa State has commended the National Assembly following the approval of N30, 000 as the new National Minimum Wage by the National Assembly.

Concise News reports that the Nasarawa State Chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) gave the commendation in separate interviews with NAN on Wednesday in Lafia.

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According to the duo, the approval of the new national minimum wage was a good omen and a morale booster to the entire workers in the country.

Therefore, they express optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would assent to law and put the necessary machinery in place for its implementation before the end of his first tenure.

Furthermore, Abdullahi Adeka, NLC Chairman, says though the union expected this long ago, “thank God it came to pass.“

Adeka appeals to the President and the governors to give the new national minimum wage accelerated attention it deserved to ease the hardship being faced by workers.

The state NLC Chairman assures workers that the state government would keep its promise of implementing the new minimum wage, as soon as other processes were concluded.

Similarly, Danladi Sabo-Namo, TUC Chairman, says that the union received the news of the passage of the new national minimum wage with great joy.

He says that workers had gone through a lot of hardship, over the years, due to the unfavourable economy condition.

The TUC Chairman states that the increment would bring a lot of relief to the workers.