The Federal Government is set to present the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage proposal to the National Economic Council on Thursday (tomorrow) for further consultations. This was the key resolution of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which ended in Abuja on Tuesday night. President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting at the Presidential Villa. State governors, the Central Bank of Nigeria and some major Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government constitute the NEC. The Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, informed State House correspondents after the FEC rose that deliberations centred on the minimum wage. Mohammed did not [...]
Nigerian governors have said they cannot afford to pay workers a minimum wage of N30,000 unless the organised labour wants its members to be sacked. Apart from this, the governors at their emergency meeting in Abuja on Wednesday night, asked the Federal Government to also accede to the review of the national revenue allocation formula. The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum who is also the Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, who read the communiqué after the meeting, said that a new committee would be raised to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the issue. He said the committee [...]
The tripartite committee set up to agree on the new national minimum wage will today present its report to President Muhammadu Buhari. The chairman of the committee said this after its meeting with the labour leaders late on Monday night. It, however, failed to reach a consensus as the Federal government insisted on paying N24,000 as against labour’s demands of N30, 000. Following the failure of the government to meet their demands, the organised labour had threatened to embark on a nationwide strike starting from today (November 6). It, however, suspended the planned strike.
The organised labour on Thursday in Lagos asked for a new minimum wage of N66,500 for all workers in the country.The organised labour made the demand at the ‘Public Hearing on National Minimum Wage for Nigerian Workers,’ organised by the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage for the South-West zone in Alausa, Ikeja.Presenting the memoranda of the Nigerian Labour Congress, and the Trade Union Congress, Agnes Sessi, the chairman, Political Committee, NLC, Lagos State, said the current wage structure could not sustain any worker.According to her, the two labour bodies had agreed that there should be an upward review of [...]