We are committed to new minimum wage – Dogara

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

The Speaker, Nigerian House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara  has reiterated the lawmakers’ commitment to passing a new minimum wage bills for the country.

In a statement to mark the 2017 Workers’ Day, Mr. Dogara, expressed the lawmakers’ resolve and commitment to the welfare of Nigerian workers through the New minimum wage bill.

He said that increasing workers’ salary and wages had become necessary in view of the current inflation, naira devaluation and rising cost of living.

” While commending you for your sacrifice and commitment to the service and building of the nation, I wish to assure you that the National Assembly and in particular , the 8th House of Representatives remains committed to the passage of the National Minimum Wage Bill when presented by the Executive and initiating other laws and legislative interventions that will promote the welfare and well being of Nigerian Workers,” Dogara stressed.

The speaker, however enjoined workers, especially civil servants to re-dedicate themselves to duty and support government’s laudable policies and programmes.

” 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 “, Dogara stated.