Ending ASUU, new minimum wage imbroglio

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After a long drawn battle, organised labour alongside private sector suspended its proposed mass action over their demand for a N30, 000 minimum wage as President Muhammadu Buhari warmly received the report of the Tripartite Committee of the National Minimum Wage.

Even if the Federal Government accepted the offer as assumed, it has to follow due process particularly legislative actions to become effective. Obviously, Nigerian workers deserve improved package far above the existing N18, 000 benchmark. While the heat was temporarily put under control, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) grounded academic activities by embarking on another round of industrial action. All clamouring for one thing: workers’ welfare.

A lot of state governments still struggle to disburse their workforce on the existing rate as at when due. The looming danger if adequate preventive measure…



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