President Buhari has signed into law, the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019.
This was revealed to newsmen today by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang. According to him, the Act makes it compulsory for all employers across the country to pay employees a minimum of N30,000.
He added that the action nevertheless excludes persons employing less than 25 workers or persons in different kinds of controlled employment. Senator Enang further clarified that the Act gives employees the right to sue an employer to recover the balance or authorise the Minister of Labour to do it against an employer that refuses to pay salaries.