Federal Government Announces Proposed New Minimum Wage Of ₦24,000
The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that after due consultations, it has come up with a new minimun wage for civil servants of N24,000.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, disclosed this Wednesday, while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Ngige was replying to media reports quoting the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, 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 dismissed the information as untrue, but have this to say:
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.