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Breaking: Council of state approves new minimum wage

Amadin Ogbewe



The Council of State has approved the transmission of the National minimum wage bill to the National Assembly.

The Council in it’s first meeting of the year has approved a new minimum wage of N27,000 for state workers and N30,000 for Federal workers

The meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa was also attended by past head of states including Ex-President, Obasanjo. 

The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige who briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, said the proposal will cover employers of labour with minimum of 25 workers

“The bill approved by the Council include N30,000 minimum wage for Federal workers and N27,000 for states and private sector,” he said.

Ngige said the bill will be transmitted to the National Assembly before the close of business on Wednesday.

This comes after the NLC had threatened to strike after the Federal Executive Council rejected the proposed N30,000 minimum wage.

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