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New Minimum Wage: 3 Categories Of People That Can’t Benefit From It

Head of States, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday finally signed the new minimum wage bill into law.

However, there are three categories of people that are excluded from benefitting from the newly signed Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-enactment Bill, 2019.

Those excluded are: Persons who are employing less than 25 workers; persons who work in a ship which sail out of the jurisdiction; persons who are in other kinds of regulated employment are exempted by the Act.

Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), made this known while briefing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The National Assembly had on March 19, approved N30, 000 as the new national minimum wage, with an appeal to the Federal Government to expedite action on its assent and implementation.

“This makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in Nigeria to pay their workers the sum of N30, 000.

“This excludes persons who are employing less than 25 workers; persons who work in a ship which sail out of the jurisdiction; persons who are in other kinds of regulated employment are exempted by the Act.

“It also gives the workers the right if you are compelled by any circumstance to accepting a salary that is less than 30,000, for you to sue your employers to recover the balance,’’ Enang said.

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