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Saraki Reacts As Buhari Signs New Minimum Wage Bill Into Law

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Saraki Reacts As Buhari Signs New Minimum Wage Bill Into Law

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Nigerian workers over the signing of the new national minimum wage bill into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Naija News had reported earlier that the President signed the new national minimum wage bill into law on Thursday, April 18.

This online news platform recalls that the Nigerian Senate approved and passed the sum of N30,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers on March 19.

The House of Representatives had also earlier adopted the N30,000 figure and passed the bill.

On Thursday, the President signed the much-anticipated bill into law putting an end to the initial N18,000 minimum wage.

Speaking on the development, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, said the signing of the new minimum wage by the President had made it compulsory for employers of labour to pay N30,000 as the monthly minimum wage.

Moments after the news broke, Saraki wrote on the micro-blogging site, Twitter: “I congratulate Nigerian workers on the assent of the N30,000 minimum wage into law. This reviewed wage, which is aimed at increasing the productivity of Nigerian workers, is a good step in the right direction for our nation’s workforce — who are the lifeblood of our dear country.”


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