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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Senate Approves N30,000 Minimum Wage

The Senate on Tuesday approved N30, 000 as the new national minimum wage with an appeal to the Federal Government to start the implementation immediately to prevent the organised labour from embarking on strike to demand the payment.

The acting Chairman of the Senate ad-hoc committee on National Minimum Wage Bill, Senator Francis Alimikhena, while delivering the report also said a fine of N75, 000 has been imposed on firms that refuse to comply with the wage payment.

The panel also recommended the urgent review of the revenue-sharing formula, which will enhance the states to pay the new minimum wage.

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