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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

BREAKING: Senate Stamps New #30,000 Minimum Wage Into Law

The Nigerian Senate has at today passed the Bill for the new National Minimum Wage, and appeals to The Federal government to start it implementation immediately.
The Bill, which was laid and presented by Senator Francis Alimikhena from Edo state, sets the new minimum wage at N30,000. While delivering the report, senator Francis also said that #75,000 has been placed on firms that refuse to comply.

Speaking on the passage of the Bill, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki said:

“Let me join our colleagues to commend the efforts of the committee. More importantly, let me commend the patience of Nigerian workers and the leadership of the Labour Union, who have over the years been calling for this minimum wage and have carried their efforts responsibly.

I want to commend the leaders of the organisations of the union. Let me also state that as government, we should ensure that at times like these, we should not wait for there to be strikes to do what is truly deserving for our workers.

I hope that with this minimum wage our workers will double their efforts to increase their productivity, so that we can also improve the general productivity of the country. It is my hope that the implementation of this will start immediately,” 

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