House of Reps passes new minimum wage

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The House of Representatives has passed a bill to raise the national minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

This development followed a consideration of the report of the house ad hoc committee during plenary on Tuesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week sent the wage bill for consideration, following its approval by the national council of state.

But while the council approved the sum of N27,000, with the federal government saying it would increase it to N30,000 for its workers, the lawmakers resolved to leave the national minimum wage “as recommended by the tripartite committee, ” which is N30,000 for both federal and state workers.

The lawmakers also resolved that the bill would be effective the day it is assented to by the President.

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