Nigeria’s House of Representatives have passed the new national minimum wage bill of N30,000, reports Punch.
During plenary on Tuesday, the lawmakers approved the N30,000 which was recommended by ad hoc committee set up on the New Minimum Wage Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara said, “Today, we passed the new national minimum wage Bill 2019 in keeping with our commitment to improve the welfare of the Nigerian workers.
“The Bill was given speedy and accelerated passage in just two legislative days as a House of the Nigerian people.”
The Senate is expected to concur with the recommendations of the House when it returns from the elections break before transmitting to the president.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) rejected the N27,000 and insisted on N30,000 for all workers.