Breaking News: Nigerian Government announces proposed new minimum wage

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Breaking News: Nigerian Government announces proposed new minimum wage

After the one week warning strike and several consultations, the Nigerian Government have announced the sum of N24,000 as the new proposed minimum wage for civil servants.

The announcement was made on Wednesday, October 10,2018 by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

He briefed the State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and while responding to media reports, he quoted the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, saying that the tri-partite committee discussing the demand for new minimum wage, has agreed to increase it from the current N19,200 to N30,000.

Ngige said;

Such information is not true,”

The Minister said when the committee reconvened on October 5, after the NLC had called off its nationwide strike, “the organised labour came down to N30,000, the organised private sector came down to N25,000.”

He also said the federal government had to consult with the 36 state governors

After the consultations, he said, the federal government proposed N24,000 while governors proposed N20,000.

Ngige said the government is therefore still consulting and negotiation is ongoing.

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