The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has commended the assent of the N30,000 minimum wage into law.
In a tweet on Thursday, Senator Saraki believes the development is a good step in the right direction for the nation’s workforce.
He described workers as the lifeblood of the country, stressing that the minimum wage previous minimum wage was reviewed to boost their productivity.
The Senate President congratulated the workers on the signing of the new minimum wage into law.
I congratulate Nigerian workers on the assent of the N30,000 minimum wage into law. This reviewed wage, which is aimed at increasing the productivity of Nigerian workers, is a good step in the right direction for our nation’s workforce — who are the lifeblood of our dear country. https://t.co/WYqRkvYcA8
— Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) April 18, 2019
Saraki’s tweet came shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019.
The Act makes it compulsory for all employers across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30,000.
It, however, excludes persons employing less than 25 workers or persons in other kinds of regulated employment.
The Act gives workers the right to sue an employer to recover the balance or authorise the Minister of Labour to take action against such an employer in the event of a refusal to pay the stipulated wage.
The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central District in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, also reacted to the signing of the new minimum wage into law.
Read his tweet below:
On the first half of the match, the people scored a goal with the new Minimum wage;On the second half,we must strengthen our defence to avert an equalizer through new pump price and a decider through VAT.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) April 18, 2019