House of Reps


The green chamber approved the minimum wage bill following its adoption by the ad hoc committee on the report presented to the assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.

After approving the new minimum wage, House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, said the bill was passed so as to increase the welfare of workers.

He said,

“Today, we passed the new national minimum wage Bill 2019 in keeping with our commitment to improve the welfare of the Nigerian workers.

“The Bill was given speedy and accelerated passage in just two legislative days as a House of the Nigerian people.”

In the face of the recent development, the bill would be sent to the Senate for concurrence.

President Buhari had in the executive bill sought the approval of N27,000 as against the N30,000 agreed by the lawmakers.


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The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khadijah Ibrahim has tendered her letter of resignation.

Punch reports that the minister intends to run for the House of Representatives seat of the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency in Yobe State.

The minister who is married to Senator and former Yobe State Governor Bukar Abba-Ibrahim had in 2018 run in the primaries and defeated her son-in-law Mohammed Bukar-Ibrahim.


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June 12 has been approved as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day, by the Members of the House of Representatives.

The approval was done on Thursday, December 6 2018, while Reps were considering a report on “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Public Holidays Act, Cap. P40, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to bring the Act in tandem with the current realities and exigencies of the modern times and to declare June, 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria and for Related Matters”.

The bill was introduced by Edward Pwajok (Plateau, APC).

The clause in the law, carrying May 29 as democracy day was amended to June 12.

This comes after President Muhammadu Buhari‘s announcement of June 12 as the country’s new Democracy Day in June this year.

Buhari has also honoured the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic honour.


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