Minimum Wage Protest: Lobby your representatives to kill the bill, Hon. Doguwa tells NLC
The majority leader of House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa on Wednesday, March 10 told the protesting members of the organised labour to lobby their representatives at the National Assembly to kill the bill which seeks to remove minimum wage from exclusive list.
Recall that WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that following plans to amend the national minimum wage act, members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have embarked on a nationwide protest.
Addressing the protesters at the National Assembly on Wednesday March 10, Doguwa said the protesting workers’ position will be heard at the committee level and when they come to plenary to consider the bill.
“You are in the right hand and in the right place and the right institution which is a representation of the general membership of organized labour in Nigeria.
“From what I am seeing now, it is clear that organized labour is against that Bill. I want to assure you that the House of Reps would give a listening ear to your message.
“We will still invite you to come and engage with the relevant committee of which I am a member. You will come and make your position fully.
“Your position will be heard at the committee level and when we come to plenary to consider the bill, members that are representing your respective communities, engage with them to do justice to that Bill and I can understand that the only justice would be to kill the bill.
“I want to advise please lobby members that you elected that you do not want the bill and make sure the bill is killed.”