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Read Why President Muhammadu Buhari Has Not Yet Appended To The N30,000 Minimum Wage

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Contrary to the rumours being peddled, it has been revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to sign the National Minimum Wage Bill which was passed by the National Assembly into law. The Nigerian Senate had on March 19 passed the bill, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. By its action, the Senate concurred the earlier decision of the House of Representatives, which passed the bill before the National Assembly shut down its operations to enable lawmakers to participate in the 2019 general elections, beginning from February 16. Last week, there were social media reports, claiming that Buhari had assented to the bill, but the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, has dismissed the reports. He shared that the signing of bills was not done in secrecy, as the President would normally communicate his decision to Nigerians publicly. He added that the presidency is yet to sign the bill based on the operational procedures that he is to follow. However, he confirmed that the bill, which captured N30,000 as the new national minimum wage, had been remitted to Buhari by the National Assembly.  He added that: “The bill has been transmitted to Mr President; that I can confirm. Right now, the bill is undergoing standard presidential, operational procedures in respect of bills. We are within time. At the appropriate time, Mr President will take a decision and make it public. Therefore, the report that Mr President has already signed the bill is not correct.”  Photo Credit: Getty


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