NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2011

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

This Act further amends the National Minimum Wage Act, Cap. N61 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 as amended, to provide for a revised national minimum wage and also to provide for a realistic penalty regime for violation of the provisions of the Act.

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1.       Amendment of Cap.N61 LFN, 2004.

2.       Amendment of section 1.

3.       Amendment of section 3.

4.       Amendment of section 5.

5.       Citation.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE (AMENDMENT) ACT

An Act to amend the National Minimum Wage Act Cap. N61 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to provide for a revised national minimum wage and; for related matters.

 

Commencement

ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria:

 

Amendment of Cap N61 LFN, 2004

1.       The National Minimum Wage Act Cap. N61 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 (in this Act referred to as "the Principal Act") as amended, is further amended as set out in this Act.

 

Amendment of section 1

2.       Section 1 of the Principal Act is amended in subsection (1) by substituting for the existing subsection (1) a new subsection "(1)":

"(1) As from the commencement of this Act, it shall be the duty of every employer (except as provided for under the principal Act as amended) to pay a wage not less than the national minimum wage of N18,000.00 per month to every worker under his establishment".

 

Amendment of section 3

3.       Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended in subsection (1) by substituting for the amount:

(a)     N100.00 in line 5, the amount N20, 000.00; and

(b)     N10.00 in line 6, the amount N 1,000.

 

Amendment of section 5

4.       Section 5 of the Principal Act is amended by substituting for the amount:

(a)     N100.00 in line 6, the amountN20, 000.00; and

(b)     N100.00 in line 6 the amount N1, 000.

 

Citation

5.       This Act may be cited as the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Act, 2011.

 

I CERTIFY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2 (1) OF THE ACTS AUTHENTICATION ACT, CAP. A2, LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA 2004, THAT THIS IS A TRUE COPY OF THE BILL PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

 

SALISU ABUBAKAR MAIKASUW A, mni

CLERK TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

 ----  DAY OF MARCH, 2011

 

(1) SHORT TITLE OF THE BILL

(2) LONG TITLE OF THE BILL

(3) SUMMARY OF THE CONTENTS OF THE BILL

(4) DATE PASSED BY THE SENATE

(5) DATE PASSED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

An Act to amend the National

Minimum Wage Act Cap. N61

Laws of the Federation of

Nigeria, 2004 to provide for a

revised national mimmum

wage and; for related matters

This Bill further amends the

National Minimum Wage Act,

Cap. N61 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 as

amended, to provide for a

revised national mmimum

wage and also to provide for a

realistic penalty regime for

violation of the provisions of the Act.

2ND March, 2011

22nd February, 2011

 

I certify that this Bill has been carefully compared by me with the decision reached by the National Assembly and found by to be true and correct decision of the Houses and is in accordance with the provisions of the Acts Authentication Act Cap. A Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

I ASSENT.

SALISU ABUBAKAR MAIKASUW A, mni

Clerk to the National Assembly

15th Day of March, 2011

 

DR. GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

23rd Day of March, 2011