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SENATE PASS NEW MINIMUM WAGE BILL INTO LAW

During Senate plenary on Tuesday, the 8th Nigerian Senate recorded a landmark achievement has it approved N30, 000 as minimum wage for workers in Nigeria.

The national minimum wage bill will become functional when president Muhammadu Buhari, assents to it.

The new chairman of the ad-hoc committee set up to review the bill, Francis Alimikhena, presented a report on Tuesday. In the committee’s report, it was recommended that N30, 000 be approved as minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

It was also recommended that the federal government put in place a procedure to review revenue sharing formula to enhance state capabilities towards implementation of the new wage.

The committee also recommended N75,000 as a penalty for not keeping records of employees.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki commended the efforts of the committee in ensuring that the Nigerian Labour Congress did not go on strike before the lawmakers did the needful.

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