The Nigerian Senate has approved the sum of N30, 000 as the new national minimum wage.
The Bill which sets the new minimum wage at N30,000 was presented by the ad-hoc committee on new minimum wage headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena.
Speaking on the passage of the Bill, the Senate president, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki lauded the efforts of the committee, while also commending Nigerian workers for their patience.
“I want to commend the leaders of the organisations of the union, let me also state that as government, we should ensure that at times like these, we should not wait for strikes to do what is truly deserving for our workers.”
He further urged workers not to relent in their efforts in ensuring maximum productivity, for the growth of the country..
“It is my hope that the implementation of this will start immediately,” he added.