The Council of State has approved the payment of the New Minimum Wage and the transmission of a bill to the National Assembly to that effect by tomorrow.
The New Minimum Wage will now be N30,000 for Federal workers while State workers will earn 27,000.
This was revealed by the Minister of Labour Dr. Chris Ngige who briefed State House Correspondents after the Council meeting.
He said only employers with a minimum of 25 workers are expected to pay the new Minimum Wage.
The bill approved by the Council include N30,000 minimum wage for Federal workers and N27,000 for states and private sector,” he said.
The Bill will be sent to the National Assembly before the close of work tomorrow, Wednesday.
Dr Ngige also recalled that the new Minimum Wage has been considered by the Federal Executive Council and the National Economic Council as well.
Council of State meeting in Abuja today.
If you have been following the recent and political issues in Nigeria today even as we head to another election year in 2019, you should have heard about the Minimum Wage and how it has become a concern. The Minimum Wage is basically the least amount that any Nigerian worker should earn after they have reached the age to work or take up any work based on their qualifications.
For Nigeria, the last reviewed Minimum Wage is #18,000. Now, I believe you have heard civil servants say that they earn Minimum Wage of #18,000 and most of them say this when it has to do with a financial commitment that they do not want to commit. Even their dressing work shows that to you, so you bother notto probe or ask further.
Disclaimer: This is piece is not to defame anyone but to enlighten you as a citizen of Nigeria and the world.
A short story before I pour out this midnight anger and agitations to write. My father told me one little secret about politics, campaigns and electioneering and that is that the same crowd in a political rally of a party still appear for that of the other party. Yet, you find politicians and candidates having unfortunate doses of orgasms because a crowd they have never seen before appeared to see your face and how you make them feel stupid. That is one!
This third force peddlers seem not to be good students of Nigeria’s political history; because if they understand and have been following the trend of events, if they have been reading the right books for politics or simply follow the news from history they will understand why they are heading for their burial before they breathe their last breath. I have not seen this dose and mixture of sycophancy before in my entire life despite not holding any political office; you don’t have to anyways, the Nigerian political drama is enough to learn the gimmicks.