The Senate Adhoc Committee on New National Minimum has approves N30k as the accepted new minimum wage for the Nigerian workers as against N27,000 proposed by the Federal Government.
It would be recalled that the House of Representatives, had on 29th January, approved a national minimum wage of not less than N30,000 per month for Nigerian workers.
The Committee which is chaired by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Francis Alimikhena, All Progressives Congress, APC, Edo North, met yesterday at Senate Room 431 New Building has concurred with the members of the House of Representatives that had earlier recommended a wage of N30,000 that was later adopted by the lower chamber.
Source revealed that all the Senators who spoke one after the other agreed, for a new minimum wage of N30,000, just as they were said to have taken the bill clause by clause whereby they also agreed with the issues raised in the bill.
According to Senator Shehu Sani, in a recent Tweet, the senate Committee on New National Minimum wage met yesterday and approved the new national minimum wage bill;30k as minimum wage and 75k as penalty for non compliance. He wrote;
The Senate Committee on New National Minimum wage met yesterday and approved the new national minimum wage bill;30k as minimum wage and 75k as penalty for non compliance.