Buhari signs new minimum wage bill
The N30,000 new minimum wage was on Thursday, April 18, finally signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari President Buhari's decisive move invariably means that the signed the new minimum wage bill is now a law, which is an upward review of the salaries of all Nigerian civil servants.
The National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30,000 as the minimum wage for workers. State governors had opposed the N30,000 minimum wage with many of them saying they will be unable to pay their workers. According to a source at the Presidential Villa, Ita Enang, the president’s aide on National Assembly (Senate), was in a meeting with President Buhari and will inform newsmen on the details upon conclusion.
It was earlier reported that workers in the Federal Capital Territory had begged President Buhari to sign the minimum wage bill submitted to him by the National Assembly on March 27. Some of the workers on Tuesday, April 16, in Abuja, expressed concern over the delay in signing the bill into law, adding that it was causing unnecessary anxiety. Kema Nwokedi, a civil servant based in Abuja, said the work of the tripartite committee should be completed by the president.The approval of the minimum wage by the Senate followed the report of an ad hoc committee it set up to look into the issue. The ad hoc committee is headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena.