The Senate has passed the N30, 000 new Minimum Wage Bill into law. This follows the submission of the report of the ad-hoc committee on minimum wage this Tuesday March 19th headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki commended the efforts of the committee as well as the patience of Nigerian workers and the leadership of the Labour Union, who he observed, have over the years been calling for the minimum wage and have carried their efforts responsibly.
“I want to commend the leaders of the organisations of the union. Let me also state that as government, we should ensure that at times like these, we should not wait for there to be strikes to do what is truly deserving for our workers. I hope that with this minimum wage our workers will double their efforts to increase their productivity, so that we can also improve the general productivity of the country. It is my hope that the implementation of this will start immediately,” the Senate President said.