Olalekan Adetayo , Abuja
The Federal Government on Sunday said it would soon address the agitation for the upward review of the national minimum wage in a manner that will make workers and all Nigerians smile .
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation , Mr. Boss Mustapha, made the promise in his remarks at the 22nd Choir Anniversary of the Christ Apostolic Church , Living Water DCC Headquarters , Abuja , tagged “ Bless the Lord , o my soul. ”
Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office ), Office of the SGF , Mr. Olusegun Adekunle , said the present administration was sensitive to the plight and wishes of the masses .
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He said by the time the issue of the minimum wage would have been adequately addressed, the entire nation would be better for it .
He said , “While this administration is determined to bring our nation to self -sufficiency and self – reliance , it is also sensitive to the plight and wishes of the Nigerian masses .
“ I assure Nigerians that the recent agitation for upward review in the national minimum wage will soon be addressed in such a way that not only Nigerian workers will smile , but the entire nation will be better for it . ”
Mustapha also admitted that Nigeria needs prayers and support of churches at this time in the nation ’ s history more than any other time .
He said while the government was working hard to address the nation ’ s challenges , the church should continue to assist the government with prayers
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