Friday, March 22

Reconstitution of Minimum Wage Committee -Senate

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Yesterday, 14th March, 2019, the Nigerian Senate appointed Senate Deputy Majority Whip, Senator Francis Alimikhena, as Acting Chairman of the Adhoc committee on minimum wage.

Dr. Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate made this known at plenary, said the Chairman, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, was away due to health issues and Alimikhena would work in acting capacity.

Saraki admonished the committee to take a fast action on the matter so as to enable the Senate to catch up with the House of Representatives, which had already passed the bill through third reading.

On January 24, 2019, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu appointed the Chief Whip of the Senate, Olusola Adeyeye, as Chairman of an eight-member adhoc committee mandated to work on the minimum wage bill.

Also, on January 29, 2019, the House of Representatives approved #30,000 as minimum wage for workers in the public and private sectors. And lower chamber increased the threshold in states and local governments from #27,000 proposed in the National Minimum Wage Act Amendment Bill to #30,000.

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