President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Senator Enang further explained that the Act gives workers the right to sue an employer to recover the balance or authorise the Minister of Labour to take action against such an employer in the event of a refusal to pay the stipulated wage.
With the President assented to the Act on Thursday in Abuja, this mandate all employers of labour across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30,000 monthly wage.
The bill approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage was passed by both chambers of National Assembly before they went on break for the 2019 general elections.