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Worker’s Day; I Am Aware Of The Recession And Its Implications, Buhari

2 May 2017 National News News

President Buhari has said in a message to the workers on the occasion marking the 2017 Worker’s Day Rally with the theme, “Labour Relations in Economic Recession: An Appraisal”, that “I am happy to inform you that Government will give expeditious consideration to the proposal contained in the Technical Committee’s Report which was submitted to it on April 6, 2017.

Buhari said that he was aware that the economic recession had huge implication for the conduct of industrial relations and noted that this arose from the fact that the economic recession by its nature was characterised by a substantial risk of the vicious circles of low-productivity.

“Government will take necessary steps to implement the final recommendation of the Main Government/Labour Committee as it relates to the setting up the new National Minimum Wage Committee and the needed palliatives.

“This is in order to reduce the discomfort currently being experienced by the Nigerian working class.

“I want to assure you that government will continue to do all at its disposal to better the lots of all Nigerians and more importantly to provide a commensurate welfare for all Nigerian workers”.

He said others were mass retrenchment of workers and closure of workplaces due to high cost of doing business, unregulated subcontracting and outsourcing with its consequences on welfare of workers among others.

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