Contrary to social media reports that he had done so, the presidency on Wednesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to sign the N30, 000 minimum wage into law after being passed by the National Assembly on March 19.
Senator Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), disclosed this in an interview with PUNCH.
Enang confirmed that the bill, which captured N30,000 as the new national minimum wage, had been transmitted to Buhari by the National Assembly.
Enang said, “The bill has been transmitted to Mr President; that I can confirm.
“Right now, the bill is undergoing standard presidential, operational procedures in respect of bills.
“We are within time. At the appropriate time, Mr President will take a decision and make it public.
“Therefore, the report that Mr President has already signed the bill is not correct.”