Minimum wage: We will soon make workers, Nigerians smile - FG
- The SGF, Boss Mustapha, has said that the federal govt will soon address the agitation for an increase in the minimum wage, and make Nigerians smile
- Mustapha said the Buhari administration is sensitive to the plight and wishes of the Nigerian masses
- He also called on the church to pray for the government, especially at this time
The federal government says it will soon address the agitation for the upward review of the national minimum wage in a manner that will make workers and all Nigerians smile.
The disclosure was made by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, on Sunday, October 7, at the 22nd choir anniversary of the Christ Apostolic Church, Living Water DCC Headquarters, Abuja, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com reports that the SGF, who was represented by the permanent secretary (General Services Office), Office of the SGF, Olusegun Adekunle, said the present administration was sensitive to the plight and wishes of the masses.
He said: “While this administration is determined to bring our nation to self-sufficiency and self-reliance, it is also sensitive to the plight and wishes of the Nigerian masses.
“I assure Nigerians that the recent agitation for upward review in the national minimum wage will soon be addressed in such a way that not only Nigerian workers will smile, but the entire nation will be better for it."
Mustapha also stated that the government is in need of the church’s support and prayers at this time, more than at any other point in history.
He said: “As I sincerely appreciate your prayers of the past which have helped us this far, I wish to reiterate that this government, more than ever before, needs the prayers and support of churches and well-meaning citizens.
“I, therefore, call on the church to add more oil to its lamp of prayer and praise while government is working hard to perfect on restoration of security, peace and economic prosperity.
“I have no doubt that with the indomitable weapons of prayer and praise like what we are gathering here today to do, the walls of corruption, insecurity and economic challenges will be brought down and our nation shall possess its possessions.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the federal government said that the meeting with organised labour on the minimum wage did not end in a deadlock.
The minister of labour and employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said this in a statement issued in Abuja by Samuel Olowookere, the director of press in the ministry.
Culled from Naij.com