Senator Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, has congratulated Nigerian workers on the assent of the Minimum Wage Bill, which increases workers’ salary to N30,000, into law.
The Senate President sent his congratulatory message to the workers in a post on Twitter on Thursday, hours after the Presidency confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari had assented to the bill.
Senator Saraki said the development is a good step in the right direction for the nation’s workforce.
“I congratulate Nigerian workers on the assent of the N30,000 minimum wage into law. This reviewed wage, which is aimed at increasing the productivity of Nigerian workers, is a good step in the right direction for our nation’s workforce — who are the lifeblood of our dear country,” the Senate President tweeted.
Similarly, Senator Shehu Sani, the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, also congratulated Nigerian workers on the signing of the bill.
However, using his renowned poetic description, the senator in a tweet opposed any plans by the Federal Government to further surcharge Nigerians as a result of the wage increase by either increasing fuel price or taxes.
“On the first half of the match, the people scored a goal with the new Minimum wage; On the second half, we must strengthen our defence to avert an equalizer through new pump price and a decider through VAT,” Sani tweeted.