Barely two weeks after the Senate set up an eight-member Ad-hoc Committee for further legislative inputs into the N27,000 New Minimum Wage Bill sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari for approval on January 24, 2019, LEADERSHIP Sunday can authoritatively confirm that the committee is yet to sit over the matter.
This is against the backdrop that a similar committee set up the same day in the House of Representatives with the same mandate has held a number of public hearings on the bill, during which it recommended N30, 000 as minimum wage.
LEADERSHIP Sunday findings indicate that the Senate ad-hoc committee has not had a sitting due to the political engagements of six of the eight members and the general lackadaisical attitude of the senators towards their legislative duties as the 8th National Assembly winds down.
LEADERSHIP, February 10, 2019
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