Following the passage of the National Minimum Wage Bill by members of the Senate, the upper chamber approved the wage of 30, 000 for civil servants at Federal and State levels, on Tuesday.
Senator Francis Alimikhena, the Ad-hoc Committee on National Minimum Wage Chairman, earlier presented the National Minimum Wage Act CAP N61 LFN (repeal and re-enactment) Bill, 2019 (SB. 722) to the senators, which was read for the third time and then passed.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, commended the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) for their dogged and persistent work pursuant to ensuring the minimum wage bill was passed and the sum approved.
“I want to commend the leaders of the organisations of the union. Let me also state that as government, we should ensure that at times like these, we should not wait for there to be strikes to do what is truly deserving for our workers.”
“I hope that with this minimum wage our workers will double their efforts to increase their productivity so that we can also improve the general productivity of the country. It is my hope that the implementation of this will start immediately.”