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Minimum Wage: NASS confirms receipt of Bill from Buhari

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Nigeria Senate on Thursday confirmed a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari on the National minimum wage bill.

In a letter which was read by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over Thursday’s plenary, Buhari urged the legislators to expedite action on the bill.

The letter further noted that passing the bill on time would stabilise the economy as Nigerian workers have been looking towards solving the Labour crisis.

“Mr. Senate President, I hope if the bill is passed on time, it would stabilise the nation’s economy and avoid workers’ strike. ”

The National Council of states had approved N27,000 as the new National Minimum wage on Tuesday this week.

Nigeria Labour Congres (NLC) however, rejected the development, insisting that they would not go below N30,000.

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