Shortly after signing the new wage into law, President Muhammadu Buhari challenged Nigerian workers to justify the N30,000 national minimum wage by showing more commitment to their work.
Buhari also implored the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to be more understanding, as regards the country’s current socio-economic situation.
I expect them (workers) to be more committed to their work at whichever level. I will like the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to look at the economic situation of the country, the population, the poor infrastructure that we are trying to fix in terms of roads, rail and power. So, I wish Nigerian workers the best of luck.
Although the National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30,000 as the minimum wage for workers but state governors had opposed the decision, claiming that they will be unable to pay workers the fixed amount.