The Senate on Tuesday okays N30,000 as national minimum wage and an appeal was made to the Federal government to expedite the implementation to prevent the Labour council from embarking on another strike due to lack of payments.
While delivering the report, the acting chairman ad hoc committee on the National Minimum Wage Bill, Senator Francis Alimokhena said a fine of N75,000 would be imposed on any firm that refuses to comply with the directives.
A review of the revenue sharing formula was also recommended to enable the states to pay the approved wage.
The leader of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, commended the government for fulfilling its promise and also urge the organized labor to reciprocate by being more productive.
Senator Barnabas Gemade stated that the bill was passed promptly to show that the National Assembly is committed to the worker’s welfare.