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Jonathan Sends New Minimum Wage Bill To Senate

Source: THEWILL. - thewillnigeria.com
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN.
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN.
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ABUJA, Jan 25, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Jonathan today forwarded a proposed amendment to the National Minimum Wage Act to cover the new national wage increment for federal civil service to the Senate.

The President also asked the Senate to approve a new law, which would enable him increase, the numbers of justices of the Court of Appeal from the present 70 to 90.

In two separate letters read by Senate President David Mark on the Senate floor yesterday, Jonathan urged the Senate to expedite action on the bill which seeks to amend the 2004 national minimum wage act.

The letter reads in part; "I forward herewith for your kind consideration and passage into law the attached draft bill for an act to amend the national minimum wage act cap 61, LFN, 2004. It is my hope that the distinguished Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will consider and pass the amendment bill in your usual expeditious manner."

The letter urging the Senate to amend Court of Appeal Act of 2005, reads, "I forward herewith for your kind consideration and passage into law, the attached draft for an act to amend the Court of Appeal Act 2005 to increase the number of Justices of the Court of Appeal from 70 to 90 and for related matters."