- Buhari calls on workers to support his administration.
- Says new minimum wage law takes immediate effect
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the signed minimum wage law takes effect from today 18th of April, 2019.
This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President National Assembly Liaison (Senate) Ita Enang, when speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja today.
The smiling Enang who was interviewed by waiting journalists as he was coming out of the president’s ofice said : “You can see me smiling on behalf of Nigerian workers. President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Minimum Wage Repel and Enactment Act 2019.”
He further revealed that the law makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in Nigeria to pay to their workers the sum of N30,000 minimum and it excludes persons who are employing less than 25 workers; persons who work in a ship which sails out of jurisdiction and other persons who are in other kinds of regulated employment which are accepted by the Act.”
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He further stated that the new minimum wage law gives workers the right if they are compelled by any circumstance to accept salary that is less than N30,000, to sue your employer to recover the balance and authorises the minister of labour and any person nominated by the minister of labour, or any person designated by the minister of labour in any ministry, department or agency to on their behalf take action in their name against such employer to recover the balance of your wages.
“It also ensures and mandates National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission and the Minister or Labour, to be the chief and principal enforcers of the provisions of this law. And this law applies to all agencies, persons and bodies throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Speaking on the expectations from workers, Enang urged them to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari, support this administration, and policies, promising that the Buhari-led government will go out and match together along with Nigerian workers on workers day.