Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday called for adequate remuneration for Nigerian workers.
He assured that the green chamber would do everything within its powers to increase workers’ salaries to what he called “living wages”.
Gbajabiamila spoke with newsmen in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency .
He described the current minimum wage of N18,000 being paid to workers as abysmally low, saying it did not reflect the realities.
Gbajabiamila said he was passionate about the welfare of workers, which was why he sponsored bills on minimum wage review.
“Anything to do with Labour, anything to do with security and welfare of workers, count me in, for sure.
“Workers welfare is an emotional thing for me, and that is why I think the N30,000 minimum wage being talked about is not even enough, not even near what workers should be earning.
“So, we need to critically look at that area because a productive labour is a productive labour force. And we will do something in that regard.
“I proposed a bill that wages of workers have to be reviewed every five years and not until there is an outcry.
“That bill is almost law now. It will go for the president’s signature.
“There must be a standard review of workers wages periodically. That is the right thing and that is what we want to achieve,” he said.