Senate Approves N30,000 as National Minimum Wage

By Deji Elumoye in Abuja
The Senate on Tuesday approved N30,000 as national minimum wage with its passage of the National Minimum Wage Act (Repeal & Enactment) Bill 2019.
This is sequel to the presentation of the report of the ad-hoc committee on the national minimum wage by its acting chairman, Senator Francis Alimikhena (Edo North).
The Senate Committee of the Whole had considered and approved all the 18-clause report of the Alimikhena-led committee after a motion moved to this effect by Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan.
The House of Representatives had in January approved N30,000 as new minimum wage after holding a public hearing on the national minimum wage bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.