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Nigerian govt restates commitment to implementing agreement with labour

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The Federal Government has expressed commitment to implementing the agreements it entered with organised labour on the general welfare of workers and other issues.

This is contained in a statement by the Director of Information, office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Segun Imohiosen, in Abuja.

Imohiosen said the Federal Government reviewed the commitments made with the organised labour at a meeting attended by the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, and other dignitaries.

He revealed that substantial progress had been made in the agreements, including payment of four months from six months wage award promised to the organised labour.

“From the payment of a wage award of N35,000 for six months, the government had so far paid for four months up to Dec. 31 2023.

“The remaining two months of January and February, 2024 are being processed,” he said.

According to him, the Federal Government had also inaugurated a 37-member Minimum Wage Committee to review and come up with an acceptable and sustainable minimum wage for the Nigerian workers.

On the provision of CNG buses and conversion kits, the director said the government had so far made substantial financial commitments, stressing that the buses would be rolled out in no distant time to alleviate the transportation challenges being faced by Nigerians.

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