The Nigerian Senate has endorsed N30, 000 as the new minimum wage for Federal and State workers in the country.
The minimum wage was approved during the Tuesday plenary after the National Minimum Wage Bill was passed by the Lawmakers prior to the submission of the report of the ad-hoc committee on new minimum wage headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena.
“I hope that with this minimum wage our workers will double their efforts to increase their productivity, so that we can also improve the general productivity of the country.
It is my hope that the implementation of this will start immediately,” the Senate President Bukola Saraki said during Tuesday pleanary
The new minimum wage bill had already been approved by the House of Representatives.