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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

House of Reps passes national minimum wage bill



The House of Representatives has finally passed the national minimum wage after receiving it from President Muhammadu Buhari

The House approved N30,000 as the new minimum wage, saying it will be effective the day it is assented to by President Buhari

 The bill was passed by the lawmakers during plenary on Tuesday, January 29 The national minimum wage bill has been passed by the House of Representatives after considering the report of its ad hoc committee during plenary on Tuesday, January 29.

 According to the lawmakers, the bill will be effective the day it is assented to by President Buhari. Below is the House plenary of Tuesday, January 26: On Monday, January 28, the National Assembly held public hearing on the new minimum wage bill. Members of both Senate and House of Representatives were present as well as Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, and Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives, said the "consideration and passage of the bill is exigent because the country is at a brink of a national industrial crisis".

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