N30000 Minimum Wage Signs Into Law:
Undoubtedly, this 2019 Easter holiday will be an exciting one for Nigerian workers as the N30000 new minimum wage was today Thursday, April 18, signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said that implementation starts immediately. President’s decisive move invariably concludes that the signed new minimum wage bill is now a law, which is an upward review of the salaries of all Nigerian civil servants.
Bashir Ahmad, president Buhari’s aide, said the signed bill is to be implemented with immediate effect. As well, the law affects all Nigerian workers. Although earlier, the National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30000 as the minimum wage for workers, state governors had opposed the decision, claiming that the amount is too much, they will not be able to pay workers the said amount. According to Premium Times reports, a source at the Presidential Villa, Ita Enang, the president’s aide on National Assembly (Senate), was in a meeting with the President and will inform reporters on the outcome upon conclusion.
Moreover, some workers on April 16, in Abuja, expressed concern over the delay in signing the bill into law, saying that it was inciting unnecessary anxiety.
A civil servant based in Abuja by name Kema Nwokedi, said the work of the tripartite committee ought to be completed by the president.
As reported earlier, the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, March 19, approved the N30000 minimum wage being agitated for by Nigerian workers under the umbrella of the organized Labour in the country. Upon the approval of the new minimum wage by the Senate followed the report of an ad hoc committee organized to look into the issue. Senator Francis Alimikhena headed the ad-hoc committee.
The new minimum wage signs into law, what are your opinions?