National Assembly To Revisit Removal Of Minimum Wage From Exclusive List – Mark

The Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday assured Nigerian workers that the National Assembly will revisit the removal of the National minimum wage from the Exclusive List.

Mark disclosed this while addressing the protesting workers under the aegis of the Nigerian Labour Movement in Abuja.

The Senate President said that workers should not assume that the lawmakers know everything, hence, the need for them to always enlighten them on various issues.

“I want to assure you that whatever has been reviewed will be improved upon, we are in the same shoes and we feel the pains of the workers.

“We have every right to be wrong and if you assumed that we know all, then you also make mistakes.

“We have not concluded on the debate yet, we still have a long way to go, but, it is good that you have come to present your position,” Mark said.

He said the National Assembly would be ‘just and fair’ in addressing the deadlock arising from the review of the national minimum wage.

The Senate President assured the labour movement that the joint committee of the House and the Senate would meet on the issue just as he accepted responsibility, as Chairman of the National Assembly, for the removal of the minimum wage from the exclusive list.

“I want to tell you that, we worked and arrived at the decisions with all sincerity and I can assure you that we will correct whatever anomalies arising from it.