The Katsina State Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC Chairman, Mr. Tanimu Saulawa said that the State branch of the Congress is convinced that the newly proposed state Contributory Pension Scheme by the Governor Masari led administration would assist retirees to live dignified and comfortable lives after retirement.
Mr. Tanimu stated this while addressing workers during the 2018 Workers Day celebration at Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina metropolis.
“We are convinced that the model will lead to dignified and comfortable life in retirement because it is considered to be the best, responsible and more discerning in the country.
“We, therefore, call on all workers to understand its content and support it,’’ he said.
Also, the NLC Chairman, Mr Tanimu Saulawa, said that the current economic realities in the country necessitated an upward review of the minimum wage being demanded from N56,000 to N66,500.
Saulawa expressed the hope that the new National Minimum Wage would effective in June 2018 as a public hearing on the matter had been conducted in all the six geo-political zones in the country.
“We are not oblivious of the fact that the struggle for a decent living wage will be a long and difficult one, but we have started and will continue until we are there,’’ he said.