Thursday, January 24, 2019

BREAKING: Senate Passes Minimum Wage Bill For Second Hearing

The Nigeria Senate on Thursday passed the National Minimum Wage Bill for second reading. 

The Senate had to suspend it rules to pass the bill for the first and second readings.

The 11 senators who spoke during the debate on the bill all supported it passage.

Most of the senators said the N27,000 proposed was small, while others were insisting that some state governments might not be able to pay.

The Senate, after the second reading of the bill, raised an impromptu committee to work on the bill and report back in two weeks.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said that the minimum wage for federal workers would be N30,000, while that of state governments workers would be N27,000, the amount proposed by the government across board is N27,000.

According to report, although the national minimum wage would be N27,000, the federal government said it could afford to pay N30,000.

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