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Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by Ohammadike: 1:43pm On Jan 24
A bill seeking to increase the country’s minimum wage from N18,000 to N27,000 passed first and second reading at the senate on Thursday.

This was sequel to a letter which President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the lawmakers for their consideration.

The letter was read by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, on the floor of the upper legislative chamber.

“The purpose of the letter is to forward to the lawmakers, for legislative action, a new minimum wage bill to further amend the national minimum wage amendment act 2011 in order to give a new national minimum wage of N27,000 per month to the lowest paid Nigerian worker from the current N18,000 per month,” the letter read.

“This new bill and the amendments contained therein, were arrived at after consultations by the tripartite committee on national minimum wage which was constituted by me in November 2017 to consider, make recommendations and advice the government on this issue.

“The tripartite committee comprise representatives of the federal government, governors’ forum, organised private sector and organised federations of trade unions in Nigeria. The federal executive council (FEC), National Executive Council, National Council of state have all noted and approved this recommended amendment.”

After the letter was read, Ahmed Lawan, deputy senate president, moved that order 79 of the rules be suspended so that the bill could be passed the first and second time.

But Biodun Olujimi, minority leader, said the bill should not be “another election gimmick.”

“We will work hard, but it is important that this does not become another election gimmick. Let the people who should get paid, actually get paid,” Olujimi said.

On his part, Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, urged his colleagues to “see to the realisation of this bill.”

“Though this may not be enough, productivity is sure to increase,” Sani said.

The bill passed second reading after Ekweremadu put it to a voice vote.

The council of state had approved N27,000 at its last meeting on Tuesday.

https://www.thecable.ng/minimum-wage-bill-passes-second-reading-at-senate/

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by cole01: 1:51pm On Jan 24
wow FTC


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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by VickyES300: 1:56pm On Jan 24
That's a good one, BTW I am 2nd to comment �.
Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by Ekakamba: 1:56pm On Jan 24
MINIMUM WAGE FOR WHO AND WHO EXACTLY? 3RD CLASS CITIZENS BA? grin grin grin grin
FIRST CLASS CITIZENS CARE LESS ABOUT MINIMUM WAGE. E.G?

FIRS, DPR, NIMASA, MORE?
grin tongue




LAST LAST PMB TRY TOO. NOT HIS FAN THOUGH.

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by LibertyRep: 1:56pm On Jan 24
The tardiness of Labour has cost them this struggle.

The government has already taken the sail off their ship.

My worry is just the aftermath effect of this increment from market women, transporters and landlords.

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by enemyofprogress: 1:56pm On Jan 24
No be 30k again?

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by enemyofprogress: 1:57pm On Jan 24
yomalex:
But labour never gree na
if dem pass am e don enter be dat o
Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by Enuose242(m): 1:57pm On Jan 24
Cool
Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by unitysheart(m): 1:57pm On Jan 24
Mumu Olujimi. So, minimum wage na election gimmick to you.

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by Afunwa2028: 1:57pm On Jan 24
A Saraki led senate and an Atiku/Obi executive will bring and enviable government that the world will respect...not d type trump fear wld infest him

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by momove4real25(f): 1:58pm On Jan 24
We are waiting
Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by unitysheart(m): 1:58pm On Jan 24
Afunwa2028:
A Saraki led senate and an Atiku/Obi executive will bring and enviable government that the world will respect...not d type trump fear wld infest him

Saraki led senate. Be deceiving yourself there.

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by Yusufnairaland2: 2:01pm On Jan 24
Pls does NYSC allowance increase concurrently with the National Minimum wage

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by Ekakamba: 2:02pm On Jan 24
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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by omoteacher(m): 2:02pm On Jan 24
shocked shocked shocked


Good one.
Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by Yankee101: 2:03pm On Jan 24
Hope they add more so corpers can enjoy that one year of guaranteed income before facing the real world
Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by Iykenuwa(m): 2:04pm On Jan 24
Yusufnairaland2:
Pls does NYSC allowance increase concurrently with the National Minimum wage

Yes, it should
Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by mechanics(m): 2:05pm On Jan 24
It's #30,000 for federal workers while #27,000 for state workers.

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by Abokiselfpaid(m): 2:05pm On Jan 24
Next level

Carry go baba

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by babyfaceafrica: 2:05pm On Jan 24
Afunwa2028:
A Saraki led senate and an Atiku/Obi executive will bring and enviable government that the world will respect...not d type trump fear wld infest him
lolz...joker

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by v4victor: 2:10pm On Jan 24
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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by firstolalekan(m): 2:10pm On Jan 24
THIS NIGERIA SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT IS VERY SILLY AND WASTEFUL

WHICH ONE IS 2ND READING AGAIN?


WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HAVing A LOW AND UPPER CHAMBER REP?


THE ONLY PURPOSE IS FOR LOOTING AND NOTHING MORE

WE DONT NEED SENATORS IN THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEY ARE THE MAJOR PROBLEM OF THIS COUNTRY

THE SENATE SHOULD BE MERGED WITH REP OR SCRAPED!

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by TGMISKY(m): 2:14pm On Jan 24
That's nice but I hope after this, they won't pay NYSC member N19800
Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by easymoment: 2:15pm On Jan 24
I pray so
Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by john650(m): 2:17pm On Jan 24
The Tripartite group agreed to N30,000 minimum wage, which the government, private industry and labour unions were part of. The Council of States, which includes past presidents settled for N27,000. The labour unions were never consulted on the N27,000 revised minimum wage. Why is Buhari sending it to the National Assembly for passage? Isn't this a classic case of "bait and switch" where the president agrees to one bill, but submits an amended bill to the National assembly for consideration?

The labour unions will never accept it. We should all brace ourselves for labour strikes that is likely to paralyze the country.

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Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by Glink2018(m): 2:17pm On Jan 24
Yusufnairaland2:
Pls does NYSC allowance increase concurrently with the National Minimum wage

Trust in our polithievian to your own perils

Better fine better things for your life before you finish your service...
Re: Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate by EdenH: 2:26pm On Jan 24
Yusufnairaland2:
Pls does NYSC allowance increase concurrently with the National Minimum wage
how u guys take nysc is what i'm yet to figure out, a one year waste of time. Find something doing, ghost and liv dat stupid scheme

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