National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Act, 2011

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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.
NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2011
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section:
1. Amendment ofCap.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, 2011
A Bill
For
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.
r J Commencement
ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria:
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.
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 ofNI8,000.00 per month to every worker under his establishment".
3. Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended in subsection (1) by substituting for the amount:
(a) Nl 00.00 in line 5, the amount N20,000.00;and (b) Nl 0.00 in line 6, the amount N 1,000.
4. Section 5 of the Principal Act is amended by substituting for the amount:
(a)NIOO.OOin line 6, the amountN20,000.00; and (b) NlOO.OOin line 6 the amountNl,OOO.
5. This Act may be cited as the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Act,2011.
Amendment of Cap. N61 LFN. 2004
Amendment of section 1
Amendment of section 3
Amendment of section 5
Citation
I CERTIFY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2 (1) OF THE ACTS -\UTHENTICATION ACT, CAP. A2, LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA 2004, fHAT THIS IS A TRUE COPY OF THE BILL PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF THE 'JATIONAL ASSEMBLY.
~ SALISU ABUBAKAR MAIKASUW A, mni CLERK TQ..;rHE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
l'\DAY OF MARCH, 2011
Schedule to the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Bill, 2011
(1) (2) SHORT TITLE OF LONG TITLE OF THE
THE BILL BILL
(3) SUMMARY OF THE CONTENTS OF THE
BILL
(4) (5) DATE PASSED DATE PASSED BY THE SENATE BY THE HOUSE OF
iREPRESENT ATIVES
National Minimum Wage (Amendment) BiII,2011
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.
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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, 20 II 22nd February. 20 II
I certify that this Bill has been carefully compared by me with the decision reached by the National Assembly and found by n 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 Cle~to the National Assembly lV Day of March, 2011
/..e",c...,.~~ DR. GOODL CK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ~zr.(Dav of March. 2011
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