NASS, organised labour to meet today over minimum wage modalities
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on March 16, 2021
National Assembly and the organised labour are scheduled to meet today over issues pertaining to the national minimum wage.
The main agenda of the meeting will be over a bill in the House of Representatives seeking an amendment to the 1999 Constitution by removing matters relating to wages from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent Legislative List.
Last week Wednesday, the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress had led a protest march to the National Assembly, while their state chapters also held rallies across the country over the proposed decentralisation of the national minimum wage.
During his address with the protesting unions, the Majority Leader of the House, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, had said the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, who was in Lagos, had fixed a meeting between the lawmakers and the labour unions for today.
Ado-Doguwa had represented the Speaker; and Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, represented the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
They were accompanied by some principal officers and members of both chambers.