The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has described the recently approved 30,000 minimum wage as a victory for the working class.
The upper chamber of the National Assembly followed the recommendation of the Senate Committee on New National Minimum wage to approve the new national minimum wage bill, which is 30,000 and 75000 as a penalty for non-compliance.
He added that the development is still a drop in the ocean in an unfair society like Nigeria.
“It’s fulfilling to see the new Minimum wage Bill passed by the Senate today; Its a leap forward and a victory for the Nigerian working class. However, its a drop in the ocean in an iniquitous class-based society like ours,’ Sani said.
After approving the amount presented by the Committee on New National Minimum wage headed by senator Francis Alimikhena. the red chamber also requested that the Federal government compile a supplementary budget with a view to include the new national minimum wage.