- Joe Okei-Odumakin lauded President Buhari for signing minimum wage into law
- Okei-Odumakin who is the president of Women Arise for Change Initiative expressed hope that implementation of the new minimum wage will commence immediately
- The president's assent mandates all employers of labour across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30,000 monthly wage
President Muhammad Buhari has been commended for signing into law the National Minimum Wage Bill approving N30,000 for the least paid worker in the country.
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, president of Women Arise for Change Initiative, stated this in an interview with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, April 18, in Lagos.
Buhari on Thursday signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019 into law; by this act, the new minimum wage is now N30,000.
The assent mandates all employers of labour across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30,000 monthly wage.
Odumakin said: “It is a welcome development though this is coming at a time when several states in the country have battled over the last couple of years to pay the previous N18,000 minimum wage.
“It is my hope that the states and employers within the private sector will commence an immediate implementation of the new minimum wage.
“It is also important to remind ourselves that the N30,000 minimum wage remains insufficient for our workers when we consider the inflation rate in our country and the prevailing economic realities.
“Yet, we must appreciate the sincerity of President Buhari in ensuring that the new minimum wage becomes implemented.”
Meanwhile, the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Nigerian workers over the signing of N30,000 minimum wage into law by President Buhari.
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.
He said the reviewed wage was aimed at increasing the productivity of Nigerian workers, who, according to him are the lifeblood of the country.
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