An aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on signing the N30,000 new Minimum Wage Bill into law.
Recall that the President had on Thursday signed the new bill into law at the State House in Abuja.
According to him, signing the bill was a testimony that his administration is committed to the welfare of Nigerians.
He said:” I would like to express gratitude to everyone who contributed to this very important task, and reiterate our commitment to the welfare of all Nigerians”.
The National Assembly had earlier passed the National Minimum Wage Bill, approving N30,000 minimum monthly wage for Federal and State workers.
The proposed new National Minimum Wage was presented to the National Council of State on Jan. 22 after which it was sent to the National Assembly.
However, while reacting to the development, Omokri noted that signing the bill was an act of good leadership on Buhari’s part.
According to him, he (Buhari) has the right not to sign the bill but did regardless.
Omokri in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle wrote: “I commend President @MBuhari for signing the Minimum Wage Repeal and Reenactment Bill into law. He had no need to do it, since the elections are over (but the court case is NOT), but he did it all the same. That is an act of good leadership on his part and I appreciate him for it.”