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Reps may spike new Minimum Wage Bill

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There are indications that House of Representatives may halt further deliberations on the contentious bill seeking an amendment of 1999 Constitution by removing matters relating to wages from the  Exclusive Legislative List to Concurrent Legislative List before the lower chamber.

  Modalities on the bill that sparked nationwide labour protest were discussed at bipartisan meeting between the federal lawmakers and leadership of organised labour in Abuja, yesterday.

  A source said Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila led the legislators’ team while President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba and his counterpart from Trade Union Congress (TUC) led workers delegation to the meeting which began at 2:59 pm.

  According to the source, another meeting may be held tomorrow to crease out all grey areas that still remain contentious between the two camps.

  t will be recalled that leadership of National Assembly promised to hold a meeting with labour leaders as a way to pacifying protesting workers during the nationwide march against the controversial bill last week.

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