Senate Approves N30,000 As Minimum Wage

Senate President Bukola Saraki

The Nigerian Senate has approved N30, 000 as the minimum wage for workers in the country. The national minimum wage bill will become effective as soon as the President, Muhammadu Buhari, assents to it.

A report presented by the Chairman of the ad-hoc committee set up to review the bill, Francis Alimikhena, on Tuesday recommended that N30, 000 be approved as minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

The committee also suggested that relevant agencies should compute the cost implication of the bill on the 2019 budget and forward same to the National Assembly.

The lawmakers adopted all the recommendations.

The House of Representatives had on January 29 approved N30, 000 as minimum wage for workers in the public and private sectors.

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