The federal authorities on Monday assured the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and full workforce of the nation that the brand new nationwide minimal wage will start, newest by finish of September this 12 months.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who made this identified in Abuja at an occasion marking the 40th anniversary of NLC, disclosed that the federal authorities would announce the brand new minimal wage earlier than the top of the third quarter which is September.
He stated, “In furtherance to the willpower by the federal authorities to realize the respectable work agenda which entails alternatives for works which are productive and ship a good earnings, safety in office, and social safety for households; there have been time beyond regulation, three minimal wage opinions and at present the tripartite committee on nationwide minimal wage is ready to assessment the present minimal wage.
“Memoranda are being obtained from related our bodies are individuals to allow the willpower of a brand new minimal wage for the nation. By the third quarter of this 12 months, a brand new minimal wage shall be introduced for the nation.”
The minister appealed to employees for extra time and understanding as a result of the federal government needs to make sure compliance by all state governments.
“Higher late than by no means as a result of some State governors are nonetheless owing and can’t pay the present N18,000 minimal wage to employees, that’s why we’re guaranteeing we deliver all stakeholders alongside and announce the brand new minimal wage on the acceptable time.
“However I can guarantee you that the third quarter is the utmost time the brand new minimal wage shall be introduced,” he stated.