Federal House Passes New Bill Setting N30,000 Minimum Wage

Federal House Passes New Bill Setting N30,000 Minimum Wage

By Wires | The Trent on January 30, 2019
Yakubu Dogara, Nigeria, Celebration
Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, approved N30.000 as new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

The approval followed the consideration of the report of the new minimum wage committee at Tuesday,  January 29, 2019, plenary.

The House also approved a clause that would make the new bill operational on the date it would be assented to by the president.

The Senate is expected to concur with the recommendations of the House when it returns from the elections break before transmitting to the president.

The president, Muhammadu Buhari, in a letter read to the lawmakers by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, urged the amendment of the National Minimum Wage Amendment Act 2011 to raise the minimum wage from N18,000 to N27,000.

Recall that a public hearing was conducted on the new bill yesterday consequent upon the accelerated hearing accorded to the Bill by the House.

By this development, the House has countered the National Council of State, NCS and the State Governors who had earlier at an emergency meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja approved N27.000.

Meanwhile, the House has formally adjourned plenary to February 19, 2019, due to the Presidential and National Assembly elections that would hold February 16, 2019.

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