President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to sign the new N30,000 minimum wage bill, the Presidency has revealed.
This is after reports had last week said that the president had signed the National Minimum Wage Bill just passed by the National Assembly into law.
The Senate had on March 19 passed the bill, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, speaking with The PUNCH, said that signing of bills was not done in secrecy, as the President would normally communicate his decision to Nigerians publicly.
Though he confirmed that the bill which captured N30,000 as the new national minimum wage had been transmitted to Buhari by the National Assembly, he however stated that the President is yet to sign the bill on the grounds that there were operational procedures to be followed. He 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.”