The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that the House committee are committed to passing a new minimum wage bill.
This was disclosed in a statement released on Sunday to mark the 2017 Workers’ Day, signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassa.
“I wish to congratulate the entire Nigerian workers as they join their counterparts the world over in commemorating the International Workers’ Day. While commending you for your sacrifice and commitment to the service and building of the nation.
“I wish to assure you that the National Assembly and in particular , the 8th House of Represntatives remains committed to the passage of the National Minimum Wage Bill when presentes by the Executive and initiating other laws and legislative interventions that will promote the welfare and well being of Nigerian Workers.
”As you mark this historic day, I wish to remind Nigerians of the sacrifices made by the working class in nation building and commit yourselves to doing even more in supporting government’s activities that will better the lots of our citizens”, Dogara said.