Just In: Buhari signs Minimum Wage Bill into law
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Bill 2019 into law.
This was disclosed to State House correspondents, on Thursday, by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang in Abuja.
According to him, the Act makes it compulsory for all employers across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30,000.
However, it excludes organizations employing less than 25 workers or persons in other kinds of regulated employment.
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 any employer who refuses to pay the stipulated wage.
The President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, also confirmed this in a tweet.