After the National Council of State aapproved on Tuesday a 27,000-naira minimum wage, rumours began to fly about that the 27,000 naira was for state government workers, and that federal workers will still get 30,000 naira.

But the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday, clarified that President Muhammadu Buhari, did not specify a separate minimum wage for federal workers in the new bill he forwarded to the federal parliament on Wednesday.

He said Buhari did not include a separate amount payable by the Federal Government to its workers.

But Ekweremadu urged the members of the newly inaugurated senate panel to look into the issue as well as the exemption of workers in smaller establishments with less than 25 staff.

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He also challenged members of the ad-hoc committee to critically look into the concerns of some state governments about their capability to pay the 27, 000-naira minimum wage.

Ekweremadu subsequently named the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, as the chairman of an eight-member ad-hoc committee mandated to work on the bill and make their report available within two weeks.

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