The Home of Representatives is contemplating a invoice to amend the 1999 Structure to permit states to find out their minimal wage.
The invoice sponsored by Garba Datti seeks to maneuver the minimal wage from the unique legislative listing to the concurrent listing.
The implication is that states Homes of Meeting will legislate on minimal wage as towards the present observe of Nationwide Meeting legislating for the nation.
In his lead debate, Datti urged that states decide what they’ll pay based mostly on out there sources.
He famous additional that the present regulation on minimal wage is just too arbitrary with out the peculiarities of particular person states being thought of.
“Everyone knows that states should not equal, some states pays, why some can not afford it,” he stated.
Additionally supporting the invoice, Babajimi Benson stated states ought to decide what they’ll pay. He argued that for example “the governor of Lagos State shouldn’t be incomes the identical because the governor of Zamfara State.”
Opposing the invoice, the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase led the cost towards the invoice. He described the invoice as “anti-people.”
He urged the lawmakers to reject the invoice. He famous that governors will abuse such laws.
“I do know what will occur if you permit states to resolve minimal wage. It should lead extra folks into poverty. Even after they have the sources, they won’t pay,” he said.
Additionally opposing the invoice, Aminu Suleiman from Kano State vowed to struggle the invoice to the committee degree.
The invoice was referred to the committee on structure modification.