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FG: New Minimum Wage to be Announced

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that the new minimum wage is set to be announced by the end of September 2018.

This was revealed on Monday 13th August 2018 by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. He said this while speaking at the 40th Anniversary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja (Tribune).

According to him, the federal government is aimed at determining a decent work agenda for Nigeria through the New Minimum Wage.

According to Chris Ngige, “In furtherance to the determination by the federal government to attain the decent work agenda which involves opportunities for works that are productive and deliver a fair income, security in workplace, and social protection for families; there have been overtime, three minimum wage reviews and currently the tripartite committee on national minimum wage is set to review the current minimum wage.”

“Memoranda are being received from relevant bodies are persons to enable the determination of a new minimum wage for the nation. By the third quarter of this year, a new minimum wage will be announced for the country.”

The Minister added that “Better late than never because some State governors are still owing and cannot pay the current N18,000 minimum wage to workers, that’s why we are ensuring we bring all stakeholders along and announce the new minimum wage at the appropriate time. “But I can assure you that the third quarter is the maximum time the new minimum wage will be announced.”

Credit: Tribune News


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