The Federal Government on Sunday assured that it would soon address the agitation for the upward review of the national minimum wage in a manner that will benefit workers.
This was stated by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, at the 22nd 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 administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was sensitive to the plight and wishes of the masses, Punch writes.
“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.”
Mustapha also admitted that Nigeria needed prayers and supports of churches at this time in the nation’s history more than any other time.
“I have no doubt that with the indomitable weapons of prayer and praise like what we are gathering here today to do, the walls of corruption, insecurity and economic challenges will be brought down and our nation shall possess its possessions.”
Mustapha also urged Christians to take part actively in the forthcoming elections by getting their Permanent Voter Cards and voting for leaders of their choice.
He said if they failed to elect leaders of their choice, others would elect their choices to lead them.
“If you don’t go out to elect the leader of your choice, others will elect theirs to lead you,” he added.