April 18, 2019 / 2:49 PM / a month ago

Nigeria's Buhari signs minimum wage bill into law -special assistant

ABUJA, April 18 (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law a bill to increase Nigeria’s minimum wage with immediate effect, a special assistant said on Thursday.

The change means the minimum monthly wage will rise to 30,000 naira ($98) from 18,000 now, said Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on the National Assembly. ($1 = 305.9500 naira) (Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram Editing by Gareth Jones)

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