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Lawmakers Approves N30,000 As New Minimum Wage For Nigerian Workers

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 House of Representatives has finally approved N30,000 as the New National Minimum Wage for Nigerian workers.

The approval followed the consideration of the report of the new minimum wage committee at plenary on Tuesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a N27,000 minimum wage bill to the National Assembly last week Thursday.

But the lawmakers adopted the report by the ad-hoc committee set up on the New Minimum Wage Bill which held a public hearing Monday and presented the report to the National Assembly.

The bill has already been passed for the third reading.

The lawmakers were unanimously in support of the adoption of the N30, 000 recommendation by the committee, which labour leaders insisted was approved by the tripartite committee set up by the President.

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

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.

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