- Senate president Bukola Saraki has reacted to the approval of N30,000 minimum by the executive arm of government
- President Buhari on Thursday, April 18, signed into law the bill allowing upward review of workers salries
- Saraki described the signing of the minimum wage into law as a good step in the right direction
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Nigerian workers over the signing of N30,000 minimum wage into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Legit.ng reports Saraki, who is the chairman of National Assembly, in a series of tweets on Thursday, April 18, described the signing of the minimum wage into law as a good step in the right direction.
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He said the reviewed wage was aimed at increasing the productivity of Nigerian workers, who, according to him are the lifeblood of the country.
''I congratulate Nigerian workers on the assent of the N30,000 minimum wage into law. This reviewed wage, which is aimed at increasing the productivity of Nigerian workers, is a good step in the right direction for our nation’s workforce — who are the lifeblood of our dear country'', he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the 2019 Easter holiday would be a happy one for Nigerian workers as the N30,000 new minimum wage was on Thursday, April 18, finally signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari who said that this is to be implemented immediately.
It was reported that President Buhari's decisive move invariably meant that the signed new minimum wage bill is now a law, which is an upward review of the salaries of all Nigerian civil servants.
According to President Buhari's aide, Bashir Ahmad, the signed bill is to be implemented with immediate effect. The president also said that the law affects all Nigerian workers.
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