President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-enactment Bill, 2019.
NAN reports that Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang made this known while briefing State House Correspondents in Abuja.
The National Assembly had on March 19, approved N30, 000 as the new national minimum wage, with an appeal to the Federal Government to expedite action on its assent and implementation.
According to Enang:
This makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in Nigeria to pay their workers the sum of N30, 000.
This excludes persons who are employing less than 25 workers; persons who work in a ship which sail out of jurisdiction; persons who are in other kinds of regulated employments are exempted by the Act.
It also gives the workers the right if you are compelled by any circumstance to accept salary that is less than 30,000, for you to sue your employers to recover the balance.
Shortly after signing the bill into law, Buhari enjoined all workers to be more committed to their jobs.
“I expect them (workers) to be more committed to their work at whichever level. I will like the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to look at the economic situation of the country, the population, the poor infrastructure that we are trying to fix in terms of roads, rail and power. So, I wish Nigerian workers the best of luck,” Buhari said.