The Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity Senator Ben Bruce has assured Nigerians that the upper legislative chamber would ensure the speedy passage of the National Minimum Wage Bill if forwarded to it on time President Buhari.
According to Ben Bruce, the red chamber was eager to work on the document and ensure that its implementation would start next year, if the executive sent it on time.
He said, “The Senate will ensure the speedy passage of the National Minimum wage if the executive sends it to the National Assembly before the 2019 appropriation bill is presented President Muhammadu Buhari for necessary consideration.
We are concerned about the common man. We are concerned about the plight of Nigerian workers and we are prepared to do everything possible to help the people of Nigeria. It is the responsibility of the executive to provide adequate resources to ensure payment of the minimum wage.
Our duty is to ensure that we pass the bill so that the implementation of the new minimum wage would be accommodated in the 2019 budget. It could still be part of the 2019 budget if the executive sends in the bill on time.”