N27,000 has been approved by the National Council of State as the new minimum wage for workers in Nigeria.
The approval came today at the Council’s meeting in Abuja.
Following the Council’s approval, a minimum wage bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Briefing State House Correspondent, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige said the Federal Government is topping the approved amount by N3,000 to 30,000 for its workers.
He said the states are at liberty to augment the new agreement as they see fit.
The amount approved by the Council of State is N3,000 short of the N30,000 that the tripartite committee on Review of National Minimum Wage recommended.
The committee, chaired by a former Head of Service of the Federation, Ms. Ama Pepple, had submitted the report, which contained the recommended figure, to President Muhammadu Buhari on November 6, 2018, after many months of deliberations.
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