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At Last, Buhari Signs N30,000 New Minimum Wage Bill into Law

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed into law, the new National Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019.

The President assented to the Act Thursday in Abuja.

“I expect them (workers) to be more committed to their work at which ever level.

“I will like with the cooperation of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to look at the economic situation of the country, the population, the poor infrastructure that we are trying to fix in terms of roads, rail and power. So, I wish Nigerian workers the best of luck.” The president stated

He subsequently directed all employers of labour across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30, 000 monthly wage.

Recall that the National Assembly (NASS) had transmitted the new minimum wage bill to the President since March 27.

Specifically, the bill was passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives, prior to their recess for the last general elections which held in February and March.

The Leadership of organized Labour had last week called on President Buhari to assent the Bill ahead of the year’s Labour day – May 1.

The Special Assistant on NASS matters, Senator Ita Ennag explained that the signing of the new minimum wage bill has made it compulsory for employers of labour in the country to pay the sum of N30,000 as the monthly minimum wage.

 

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