The All Progressives Congress APC has boasted that the assent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the New Minimum Wage bill passed by the National Assembly is another fulfilled election promise.
While commending President Buhari for signing the bill into law, the ruling party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu in Abuja on Friday, said Nigerian workers truly deserve a new, improved and implementable minimum wage with the current economic situation.
The party further said that the President Buhari-led APC government has made the welfare of workers its top priority. This, he said is evident in federal government’s bailout to states to pay worker’s salaries as well as housing schemes for civil servants.
“We congratulate stakeholders that ensured the achievement of this laudable feat, particularly the National Assembly, state governors, the Ama Pepple-led tripartite committee, labour/trade unions and indeed Nigerian workers.
“This is another solid demonstration of a President who matches his words with action. Nigerians will recall the President had severally assured of a new and improved national minimum wage for workers.
“The assent of the N30,000 minimum wage by the president is indeed another election promise delivered”, Issa-Onilu said in the statement.