President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the National New Minimum Wage bill, Today’s Echo has reliably gathered.
Personal Assistant to the president on New Media, Bashir Ahmad posted this on Twitter Thursday afternoon:
“President Buhari has assented to the New National Minimum Wage bill. The minimum wage is now N30,000 from N18,000. The implementation starts immediately. The new law affects all workers in the country.”
Presidential adviser on National Assembly (Senate), Sen Ita Enang is being expected to brief the State House Correspondents on the development.
On March 15, the Nigerian Senate approved N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.
The approval came subsequent to the submission of the report of the ad hoc committee set up to review the minimum wage, headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena
Also, President Muhammadu Buhari on March 25 received the report of the Presidential Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage (PTAC) with a pledge to review it expeditiously.