Reps approve N30,000 as new minimum wage

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The House of Representatives has approved the sum of N30,000 as the new national minimum wage during plenary on Tuesday.

The approval came after the adoption of the report by the ad hoc committee set up on the New Minimum Wage Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

Passing the bill for the third reading on Tuesday, the lawmakers unanimously approved the N30,000 recommendation by the committee in consonance with the resolution by the tripartite committee set up by the President.

The president, Muhammadu Buhari had in the executive bill sought the approval of N27,000 as against the N30,000 agreed by the stakeholders.

A tripartite committee set up by the government had recommended N30,000, but the council of state on Tuesday accepted that figure for federal staff and recommended N27,000 for state and private sector workers.

 

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