Both chambers of the national assembly have passed the 30,000-naira minimum wage bill into law. It is now awaiting the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari.

On Monday, the president of the Trade Union Congress, TUC Mr Bobboi Kaigama called for quick hamonisation of the 30,0000-naira national minimum wage bill to enable President Muhammadu Buhari assent to it.

Kaigama, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on the implementation of the new minimum wage, said that the House of Representatives and the Senate needed to harmonise the agreed sum and pass it to the President for his assent.

“The 30,000-naira figure is one, but the aspect of law might not be the same. There is the need to come together and harmonise, produce a clean copy and forward to Buhari to sign.

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“If that is not done as soon as possible, it will be difficult for the President to sign and implement the agreed national minimum wage.

“The day Buhari signs the new minimum wage bill, it becomes a law effective from that day,” he said.

The labour chief said that implementation would be seamless since the Federal Government had said that it included it’s provision in the budget but might take a while in some states that had not included it in their budget.

He urged the private sector not to delay its implementation as soon as the bill is enacted into law.

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