The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that they are committed to passing a new minimum wage bill.
Dogara made this known 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 thatthe 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,” he said.
Dogara also urged Nigerian workers, to rededicate themselves to duty and support government’s laudable policies and programmes.
He said: ”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.”