After much deliberations, the Nigerian Senate has finally approved the sum of N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. In addition, the lawmakers also approved N75,000 as the penalty for non-compliance with the law.
Senator Shehu Sani took to social media to reveal this new development. He tweeted; “The Senate Committee on New National Minimum wage met yesterday and approved the new national minimum wage bill; 30k as minimum wage and 75k as penalty for non–compliance.”
This is a step towards bringing the long-heated negotiation between the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) and Federal Government of Nigeria to an end.