The Presidency said on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari had yet to sign the National Minimum Wage Bill just passed by the National Assembly into law, contrary to reports last week that he had done so.

The Senate had on March 19 passed the bill, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage and last week, there were social media reports, claiming that Buhari had assented to the bill.

But the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, dismissed the reports.

He said that signing of bills was not done in secrecy, as the President would normally communicate his decision to Nigerians publicly.

Enang clarified that Buhari had yet to sign the bill on the grounds that there were operational procedures to be followed.

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.

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.”