BREAKING: Senate approves N30,000 as national minimum wage 

The senate has passed the bill raising the national minimum wage to N30,000.

The upper legislative chamber passed the bill after adopting the report of its ad hoc committee on the national minimum wage at plenary on Tuesday.

The house of representatives had last year passed the bill which also pegged the minimum wage for both federal and state workers at N30,000.

President Muhammadu Buhari sent the wage bill for consideration after the national council of state approved it.

The council had approved N27,000 while the federal government said it would increase it to N30,000 for its workers.

But the tripartite  committee earlier set up by the federal government had approved N30,000 for both federal and state workers.

More to follow…