President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to him, the Act makes it compulsory for all employers across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30,000.
It, however, excludes persons employing less than 25 workers or persons in other kinds of regulated employment.
Senator Enang further explained that the Act gives workers the right to sue an employer to recover the balance or authorise the Minister of Labour to take action against such an employer in the event of a refusal to pay the stipulated wage.
The bill approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage was passed by both chambers of National Asaembly before commencing on break for the 2019 gemeral elections.
The delay in signing the bill into law had instigated the workers who plead with President Buhari to apend his signature on the bill before the coming workers day on May 1.