Stella Dimoko Senate Approves N30,000 As New Minimum Wage


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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Senate Approves N30,000 As New Minimum Wage

The Senate on Tuesday approved N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.

This decision was reached after the upper chamber’s ad-hoc committee on new minimum wage headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena, submitted its report.

The Senate then went on to request the Federal Government to submit a supplementary budget to cover the new wage structure for consideration and approval.

The Senator representing Benue Northeast Senatorial district, Barnabas Gemade had insisted that no governor in the states of the federation should complain over payment of N30,000 minimum wage.

Gemade, who lost his senatorial re-election bid on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the just-concluded elections, insisted that states have enough resources to pay minimum wage.

He faulted those governors complaining of inadequate resources, adding that if resources available to states were prudently managed, payment of wages would be easy.

The lawmaker further explained that candidates including state governors spent humongous resources buying votes in the just-concluded elections, claiming that it was the state resources governors use for their elections.

He said, “There is no state in the country that cannot pay the N30,000 National minimum wage. They have enough resources to pay.

“I saw in the just concluded elections how votes were massively bought by the state resources and nobody should tell Nigerians that they cannot pay. They should pay,” the lawmaker insisted.
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*Nigeria we hail thee!!..The minimum wage should be at least 100k!*justsaying


  1. Still fair
    Stella 100k nibo
    When some company pay senior staff 80k per month

  2. Approval is one thing , Implementing it is another game.

  3. 30k 100k that ls not even enough to buy makeup

  4. They increased the VAT to pay minimum wage. This is not favourable because prices of commodities will increase.

    It's expected that the new rate will be restricted to luxury goods. Albeit, not a good move. They should have reduced the allowances paid to the executive and legislature instead.

  5. So much hype about this new minimum wage. This is more like the devil's gift, as the govt will pay 30k and tax 27k. I don tire abeg!

  6. Will they pay even the 30k?
    Ndi ori

  7. I hope npower stipend will increase

  8. That means NYSC allowancee will increase

  9. I heard a Labour Union leader saying some states still pay 7,500 as minimum wage.

    Wage increment is like plunging the country into more economic problems like unemployment. A lot of organisations will have to lay off staff in order to meet up.
    And the 'lucky' ones will work like 'jackos'.

  10. All this back and forth over dirt cheap pay. It's not like anyone will live comfortably talk less of getting rich with this pittance, they acting like it is life changing money. Pay the ppl the paltry sum and stop all the hullabaloo over it. Mtschhw

  11. This will not help the country economy in any way, when you increase VAT to pay salary, it is like robbing Peter to pay Paul. The inflation rate will be high, prices of goods and services will skyrocket. Government should try and create jobs for the unemployed first. This will benefit the country more.


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