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OGHA Pledges Support For National Minimum Wage



Ogun State House of Assembly has assured workers in the State that their request for the support of a National Minimum will always be granted anytime the bill comes up for debate, saying the State has always been national minimum wage compliant.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, gave the assurance while receiving members of the organized labour in the State led by the state Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC) Comrade Emmanuel Bankole, who joined other States and national executives of labour to protest against the move to transfer the national minimum wage from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative list.

Oluomo, who declared that all the demands of the workers would be presented to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, noted that all issues affecting workers’ welfare were being addressed by the State Government.

He further assured the workers of the Assembly’s support on issues that would better the welfare of the State workforce.

Early, Comrade Bankole and his Trade Union counterpart, Comrade Bunmi Fajobi had appealed to the Speaker to intervene to guide members of the Assembly to vote against the removal of the national minimum wage from the exclusive legislative list.

They noted that the decision became imperative to reduce poverty and inequality among the nation’s workforce, stressing that the protest would be the first stage of the struggle for survival and livelihood of millions of Nigerian workers.


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