A labour group, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN ) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to and enforce the new Minimum Wage Act as soon as passed by the Senate.
The Secretary-General of the group, Bashir Lawal, in his appeal on Thursday in Lagos in a congratulatory message to the President on his re-election said that Buhari should not delay in signing the new wage bill when ready.
While noting that the bill had already been approved by the House of Representatives, Lawal said that it was good that the President did not lay off workers, because the labour market was over-saturated.
“We commend the President for ensuring that salaries and allowances of public servants are paid as and when due.
“We are happy that promotion arrears and outstanding salaries owed workers had been settled,” he said.
Lawal who commended Buhari for ensuring prompt payment of workers’ salaries said that there was no doubt that workers omitted or short-paid would be settled soonest.
While commending the President for keeping his promise to make unity colleges to remain a commonwealth, he however, advised him to use the next four years to look at areas that need improvement in order to enhance national cohesion, peace, prosperity and progress.