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We will give minimum wage bill speedy hearing - @NGRSenate deputy majority leader

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- The deputy majority leader of the Senate, Bala Na'Allah, has assured of the National Assembly's commitment to minimum wage bill

- Na'Allah says the National Assembly will give the bill speedy hearing as soon as it sent to the legislature

- According to the senator, the National Assembly will protect the interest of Nigerian workers

Deputy majority leader of the Senate, Bala Na’Allah, has restated that the National Assembly will give the new national minimum wage bill speedy hearing as soon as it is sent to the legislature.

Na’Allah, who represents Kebbi South senatorial district of Kebbi, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, November 23, in Abuja.

FOX NAIJA gathers that Rep Ezenwa Onyewuchi, chairman, House committee on labour, employment and productivity, had earlier corroborated Na’Allah’s statement.

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President Muhammadu Buhari had on November 27, 2017, set up a 30-man national minimum wage committee headed by former head of service of the federation, Amal Pepple.

The committee had recommended a N30,000 minimum wage for workers but the governors, who argued that they were not carried along, insisted it would be impossible for them to implement without reducing their workforce.

The senator said that the National Assembly would protect the interest of Nigerian workers by giving the minimum wage bill quick passage when President Buhari forwards it.

He said: "The disposition of the National Assembly is to do what the Nigerian public wants and what is in conformity with the acceptable standard. I assure you it (the bill) will receive expeditious hearing."

He said when the bill is finally sent to the parliament, the various stakeholders should ”recognise the fact that there is a constitutional authority vested with the responsibility of bringing this law into fruition and to allow it to function.”

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Meanwhile, FOX NAIJA previously reported that Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state dashed the hopes of workers longing for the proposed new minimum wage; saying governors are not miracle workers.

Amosun made the comment on Thursday, October 25, during a town hall meeting held on the 2019 budget at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Abeokuta.
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