FGN: New minimum wage to commence by September 2018

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The Federal Government through its Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige on Monday Feb 26 assured the nation’s workforce that the new minimum wage would be announced before the end of September 2018.

Senator Ngige who addressed the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at its 40th Anniversary in Abuja last Monday stated, “

In furtherance to the determination of the federal Government to attain the decent work agenda which involves opportunities for works that are productive and deliver a fair income, security in workplace and social protection for families, there have been overtime, three minimum wage reviews and currently the tripartite committee on national minimum wage is set to review the current minimum wage.

The Minister therefore appealed to the workers to exercise more patience that the federal government is trying to ensure that various states key into the scheme.

This step is necessary owing to the fact that most states are yet to implement the present N18,000 minimum wage hence there is need to harmonize all issues with every concerned stakeholder before arriving at a conclusion, the Minister added.

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