The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described the recent agreement of an increase in minimum wage to N30,000 as a welcome development.
In a statement signed by his campaign organisation, Mr Abubakar uged the federal government to failthfully implement the new proposed minimum wage.
He said he is committed to a living wage and one of the pillars of his soon to be launched policy document is – making workers welfare a priority.
“The Nigerian worker is the goose that lays the golden egg and is worthy of the best pay that Nigeria can afford,” the statement highlighted,
“The former vice president commends the patriotism displayed by the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress and its affiliates in calling off the planned nationwide strike.”
Mr Abubakar, who had earlier appealed to labour not to embark on its planned strike, called on the national assembly to speedily pass a legislation that makes the new minimum wage a statutory requirement.
He further called on the Buhari administration to keep to its word and abide by the new minimum wage agreement.