National Assembly Plans to Seize Allocations of States, LGs That Fail To Pay Approved Minimum Wage

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The National Assembly has resolved to ensure that states, local governments, and the Organised Private Sector stop defaulting in the payment of the approved minimum wage, it was learnt. 

There are plans by the National Assembly to seize the allocations of states and local governments that fail to pay the minimum wage that would be approved by the Nigerian government.  

The National Assembly has resolved to ensure that states, local governments, and the Organised Private Sector stop defaulting in the payment of the approved minimum wage, it was learnt. 

The National Assembly also announced plans to include a clause that will provide clear sanctions for defaulters of the new minimum wage bill that will be passed after receiving the Wage Award Bill from President Bola Tinubu.

The Senate Spokesman, Yemi Adaramodu, explained that lawmakers would expedite the passage of the Wage Award Bill once President Bola Tinubu sent it, PUNCH reports. 

According to him, it is possible that the President would send the bill after the National Assembly resumed from the Sallah recess on July 2.

In his Democracy Day broadcast on Wednesday, the President had promised to forward a bill on the new minimum wage to the National Assembly soon.

It would be recalled that the union leaders demanding N250,000 while the federal government offers N62,000, a development that has continued to stir controversies.

Labour unions have repeatedly dismissed the government’s offer, labelling it a “starvation wage”.


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