FG To Fix New Minimum Wage, Says Labour MinisteR

FG To Fix New Minimum Wage, Says Labour MinisteR

The Federal Government has given assurance that it would review the report of the joint committee on national minimum wage on Wednesday.

Making this known on Friday, Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, told journalists in Abuja that the 16-man panel had submitted its report to the main committee.

He informed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will carry out the review.

The NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) proposed N56,000 wage to the government on 27 April, 2016.

The government through the Minister of Labour then said it would constitute a 29-member committee to look into it.

“This report has been adopted just last week by the 29-man joint committee, said the minister.

“This National Minimum Wage Review Committee will then fix a new minimum wage for the country.

“It has become imperative for a new minimum wage because the last minimum wage has a life span of five years – it was signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan- and it elapsed by August 2016,” he added.

The minister also explained that all stakeholders will be invited for debilitation on the matter.

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