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Minimum wage: Nigerian workers will smile soon – FG



The Federal Government on Sunday said it would soon address the agitation for the upward review of the national minimum wage in a manner that will make workers and all Nigerians smile.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation , Mr . Boss Mustapha, made the promise in his remarks at the 22 nd Choir Anniversary of the Christ Apostolic Church , Living Water DCC Headquarters , Abuja , tagged “ Bless the Lord , o my soul . ”

Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary ( General Services Office ) , Office of the SGF , Mr . Olusegun Adekunle , said the present administration was sensitive to the plight and wishes of the masses .

He said by the time the issue of the minimum wage would have been adequately addressed , the entire nation would be better for it .

He said , “ While this administration is determined to bring our nation to self -sufficiency and self – reliance , it is also sensitive to the plight and wishes of the Nigerian masses .

“ I assure Nigerians that the recent agitation for upward review in the national minimum wage will soon be addressed in such a way that not only Nigerian workers will smile, but the entire nation will be better for it . ”

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Mustapha also admitted that Nigeria needs prayers and support of churches at this time in the nation’ s history more than any other time .

He said while the government was working hard to address the nation’ s challenges , the church should continue to assist the government with prayers .

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