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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Nigerian Govt Proposes N24,000 Minimum Wage After NLC Strike

The Nigerian Government has proposed N24,000 as the new minimum wage for Federal civil servants. This is coming a few days after the Nigeria Labour Congress suspended its warning strike which was observed in part across the country.
The NLC had initially proposed a N50,000 minimum wage for workers, a move opposed by many state governors, many of whom are unable to regularly pay the current N18,000 minimum wage.
However, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has stated the federal government’s proposal on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting.
Ngige while stating the government resolute debunked the media reports quoting the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba,
saying that the tripartite committee discussing the demand for the new minimum wage has agreed to increase it from the current N19,200 to N30,000.
“Such information is not true,” Ngige said.
The minister further stated that 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 noted that 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.
Consultations and negotiations are ongoing, the minister said.



Mac David Akwuking

Will they pay?

Endy Edeson

Why not... Just that some States are not viable enough @Mac

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Endy, with the way things are I don't even know how much will do but I know 50k is too small and these criminals earn far too much as so called leaders. Their luxurious lifestyle is at our expense sadly

Salako Saint's Stephen


Endy Edeson

@Salako: Longest time, have you been online or you went off? @Jesse: If only they know how it feels to live under minimum wage, then they will do the needful

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Endy, believe me they have a good idea what they're doing. They're not oblivious to the sufferings of the people. The thing is that oppressors have no morals and never care about what the people feel

Salako Saint's Stephen

Endy Edeson, thank you. I have been traveled out of country for something

Niyeck Nandack

Even Lagos State which pride itself as a rich State has refused to pay the national minimum wage of 18,000Naira. Rather, the minimum wage in Lagos State is 14, 000 naira. While most States in the federation 18,000 even thiugh with arrears. So, no wonder Lagos State workers get their salaries long before the end of each month.

Aberuagba Thelma

Dis people dey play with our destiny o

Prince Raheem Samod Babatunde

I think it's reasonable.
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