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Buhari Signs New Minimum Wage Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the National Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019.

The president advised all employers of labour across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30, 000 monthly wages.

The new national minimum wage bill was passed and submitted to the president by the National Assembly before they went on break for the 2019 general elections.

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, had mounted pressure on the president to sign the Act into law before the next Workers’ Day celebration on May 1.

Some of the workers had expressed concerns over the delay in signing the bill into law, adding that it was causing unnecessary anxiety.

President Buhari, in January, sought the approval of N27,000 as against the N30,000 agreed upon by stakeholders.

However, the Senate and the House of Representatives approved the sum of N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.

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