The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC wants the Federal Government to commence the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage for workers in the country before the May Day Celebration.

Acting President of NLC, Najeem Yasin, who made the call in Abuja commended the Senate for approving the minimum wage bill of 30,000 naira on Tuesday and called on President Buhari to quickly sign the bill into law.

The House of Representatives had earlier approved 30,000 naira as new national minimum wage before the went on break for the 2019 general election.

The Nigeria Governors Forum had proposed 24,000 naira while the Federal Government forwarded 27,000 naira to the National Assembly.

Yasin, who is also the National President of National Union of Road Transport Workers NURTW, called on the federal government to ensure effective sanctions for employers who refused to implement the 30,000 naira National Minimum Wage.