Nigeria: Minimum Wage - Bayelsa Workers Seek Divine Help for Speedy Implementation

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Workers on the platform of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Bayelsa State are seeking divine intervention for all authorities concerned to ensure speedy implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was part of activities of the thanksgiving service organized by the chairman of NLC in the state, Mr John Ndiomu, for his reelection held yesterday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Nikton road in Yenagoa.

Speaking during the service, the chairman, who led other labour leaders in the state to seek God's face in their activities, appreciated God for helping workers in the state to overcome most of its challenges and problems.

He said: "We thank God for the new minimum wage. We all heard Governor Seriake Dickson, recently during a meeting with PDP governors, express his readiness to pay the N30,000 minimum wage. That is why we also call on the Federal Government quickly starts the implementation.

"God has already granted the signing of the new minimum wage into law and we believe that what God has ordained, will surely come to pass; we are just waiting for government action.

"We call on all workers in the state to be committed; the struggle is not the duty of labour leaders alone, we need all workers for us to get what we want," he said.

Earlier, the President of Eastern Nigeria Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Pastor Bassey Udoh, in his sermon, urged workers not give up on their trust on God, adding that God with make the reign of the present leadership of the NLC useful to all workers.

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