Senior workers task FG on new minimum wage
The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has urged the Federal Government to speed up the implementation of the newly agreed N30,000 national minimum wage.
The senior workers, who expect that government should be able to complete the entire process before the end of 2018, said it would allow workers, who have waited for so long, to begin to enjoy a new lease of life provided by the new wage.
At the association’s national executive council meeting in Abuja yesterday, its National President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama, advised the Federal Government to avoid any action that could delay or truncate the process of enacting the new minimum wage law.
He noted that the consequences of allowing that to happen could be very devastating as workers’ salaries constitute the only income that maintains the local economy of every state.
“We are going to monitor this process closely up to the National Assembly. We are not going to rest on our oars. We will make sure that anything short of our own figure would be put to public scrutiny.
“The issue of the new national minimum wage is the most important issue agitating the mind of an average Nigerian worker.”