loading...
Breaking News: Senate Begins Consideration Of New Minimum Wage Bill - News On Points

Breaking News: Senate Begins Consideration Of New Minimum Wage Bill


The Nigerian senate has reportedly begun the consideration of the proposed new minimum wage for workers.

According to a report by Punch Metro, the Senate on Thursday suspended its rules by evoking order 79 to give the new Minimum Wage (amendments) Bill an accelerated consideration.

No sooner had the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter announcing the transmission of the bill to the National Assembly, than the process for its consideration started.

Buhari in the letter noted that the new wage bill recommended N27, 000 for the least paid worker in Nigeria while firms with less than 25 members of staff, are exempted while punishment for defaulters should be made very stringent.

Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, raised a point of order shortly after the letter had been read drawing the attention of his colleagues to suspend their rules to enable them give accelerated hearing to the legislation.

His motion was put to vote and members in attendance overwhelmingly supported it after the motion was seconded by the Minority Leader, Senator Abiodun Olujimi.

The bill was subsequently subjected to the first and second reading while the senators who spoke on it supported the need to expedite action on it to enable them to pass it into law within the shortest possible time.

Details shortly…
Breaking News: Senate Begins Consideration Of New Minimum Wage Bill Breaking News: Senate Begins Consideration Of New Minimum Wage Bill Reviewed by NewsOnPoint on January 24, 2019 Rating: 5

No comments:

NewsOnPoint is your news, entertainment, music, fashion website. We provide you with the latest breaking news, photos and videos straight in real time.

Want to reach your target audience? Then advertise with us to reach our thousands of daily readers.

Call 07032341798 for advert placement. Want to share your stories with us or make other inquiries? Then send us an email
Contact us:

Powered by Blogger.