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Min urge labour to accept a fair minimum wage

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By Mercy Kelani

He stressed the need for caution to prevent negative effects on the economy.

On June 12, 2024, Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, once again emphasized the Federal Government’s dedication to evaluating and reaching a fair and viable Minimum Wage for workers in Nigeria. He further encouraged organized labour to suggest or accept a reasonable minimum wage that would not result in extensive Unemployment throughout the nation. The minister expressed concern about Economic Stability during the 2024 Synod of the Charismatic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in Abuja, emphasizing the negative impact of accepting wages that are not feasible.

His statement emphasized the importance of implementing a wage system that is both fair and practical for Nigerian workers. While supporting the idea of increasing wages, he stressed the need for caution to prevent negative effects on the economy, such as job losses and decreased Welfare for the population of about 200 million Nigerians. It is crucial for the labour unions to grasp that Nigerians are anticipating and rightly deserving relief, which will not be limited solely to raising wages.

The minister urged religious leaders to help promote gov’t initiatives.

Relief will also encompass attempts to lower the Cost Of Living and guarantee that more money remains in the hands of Nigerians. The minister urged religious leaders to help promote government initiatives and actions by increasing public awareness. Idris highlighted the clergy’s important role in spreading awareness about the various opportunities that exist and the consistent efforts being made by the government. Idris emphasized the importance of the government receiving support, advice, and feedback from the public.

Also, he stressed the need for people to understand the government’s efforts and challenges in order to effectively communicate this information to their communities and the public. The religious leaders were commended by the minister for their powerful platforms, which have the potential to educate Nigerians about their rights, duties, and the economic prospects presented by President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda policies. The goal of the agenda is to stimulate economic growth, enhance national defence, improve agricultural Sustainability and food availability, and modernize Infrastructure and transportation systems. Our religious leaders play a crucial role in spreading knowledge and understanding.

Tinubu recognizes the effort of religious leaders on the nation’s harmony.

With their influential platforms, they have the power to educate Nigerians about their rights, obligations, and the numerous economic prospects arising from the policies and initiatives introduced as part of President Bola Tinubu’s Agenda. He recognized the important impact that spiritual leaders have on promoting peace, harmony, and optimism among communities in Nigeria. He praised the efforts of the Charismatic Bishops Conference and the Christian Association of Nigeria in promoting unity and peaceful living. President Tinubu has consistently acknowledged the significant influence that religious leaders have on the harmony, stability, and success of the nation.

Furthermore, he placed great importance on the collaboration between the government and the religious community in constructing a society that flourishes through respect, empathy, and common beliefs. He expressed a sincere appreciation for the impactful work done by the Charismatic Bishops Conference and the Christian Association of Nigeria in fostering unity and peaceful living in the nation. He mentioned that the Church has always been a reliable supporter of the government in advocating for social causes and providing necessary services like hospitals and schools.

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Additionally, the Church plays a significant role in instilling values in the people throughout the nation’s history. Idris commended Tinubu for his outstanding leadership in tackling Nigeria’s pressing issues and introducing necessary changes to drive the nation towards progress and lasting prosperity. He emphasized the crucial role of collaboration between the Church and the government in advocating for social issues and delivering vital services like healthcare and Education. Idris emphasized the significance of religious leaders backing the government’s vision for the revival of Nigeria and seeking divine guidance as the country strives for a successful future.


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