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Shehu Sani Reacts As Buhari Signs New Minimum Wage Bill Into Law

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Shehu Sani Reacts As Buhari Signs New Minimum Wage Bill Into Law

The lawmaker representing Kaduna central at the Nigerian Senate, Shehu Sani, 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.

“You can see me smiling on behalf of Nigerian workers. President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Minimum Wage Repel and Enactment Act, 2019,” he said.

“This makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in Nigeria to pay to their workers the sum of N30, 000.

“This excludes persons who are employing less than 25 workers, persons who work in a ship which sails out of jurisdiction and other persons who are in other kinds of regulated employment which are accepted by the Act.

“It also gives workers the right if you are compelled by any circumstance to accept salary that is less than N30, 000 to sue your employer to recover the balance.”

Reacting to the development, Sani wrote on Twitter: “As an active participant in the Workers protest for new minimum wage and a member of the Senate Committee that approved the minimum wage,I commend the NLC for leading the struggle and the Parliament and the President for the approval & the accent.

“Congratulations to the Nigerian Labour Congress,” the PRP lawmaker tweeted.


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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am