Minimum Wage: Nigerian govt. didn’t approve N30,000 ― Ngige

Minimum Wage: Nigerian govt. didn’t approve N30,000 ― Ngige

Federal Government has not approved the sum of N30,000 as the new minimum wage, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said.

Briefing State House correspondents after Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), he said government’s proposal remains N24,000.

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He said that the issue of National minimum wage is a law that is binding on all.

According to him: State governments, the private sector and the organized labour proposed N20,000, N25,000 and N30,000 respectively, as the national minimum wage.

The minister assured that the federal government would continue to discuss with the organized labour and all other stakeholders informally to arrive at a figure.

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