Rewane heads FG’s Technical Committee on proposed minimum wage

An economic analyst and Chief Executive Officer, Financial DerivativesLtd, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, is to lead other members of the technicalcommittee inaugurated today by President Muhammadu Buhari to advise government on ‘the ways and means’ of funding the proposed new minimum wage pegged at N30,000. The Director General at the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, will serve […]

FG to transmit Minimum Wage Bill to Legislature latest Jan 23

After several weeks of rigorous deliberations on the Tripartite Committee’s report on the proposed N30,000 minimum wage between government representatives and labour leaders, the Federal Government on Tuesday announced its readiness to transmit the New National Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly not later than January 23rd. The decision to transmit the bill to […]

Buhari meets govs over proposed N30,000 minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the state governors’ representatives under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) over the lingering minimum wage saga with a view to finally agreeing on the national minimum wage issue. The details of the parley in which some governors, including the Governors of Zamfara, Lagos, Kaduna and […]

Organised Labour calls off industrial action

Leaders of the organised labour unions on Monday called off the proposed nationwide workers strike scheduled to commence on Tuesday, November 6. The National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who announced the suspension of the industrial action, said the decision was sequel to the decisions reached at the Monday’s meeting of […]

We are committed to national minimum wage implementation– Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage that recommended N30,000 as the new minimum wage and expressed his commitment to having a new National Minimum Wage Bill passed into law soon. The President said that based on the argument of the government team […]

FG disagrees with governors over minimum wage proposal

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Wednesday, said that the Federal Government did not support governors on their latest decision to pay workers N22,500 minimum wage. The minister, while responding to a callers on the position of government on the lingering minimum wage discussions on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, criticised […]

NLC slams govs on minimum wage stance, demands N66,500

The Nigeria Labour Congress on Wednesday, condemned the decision of governors to pay N22, 500 as minimum wage to workers, saying the proposed wage is not acceptable to the impoverished workers. The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, described the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) as unknown to law and therefore cannot take any decision on issues […]

Governors agree to pay N22,500 minimum wage

Nigerian governors on Tuesday said that they can only pay N22,500 as national minimum wage for workers as against the N30,000 being demanded by organised labour groups. The governors’ position on the lingering minimum wage issue was taken after the Nigeria Governors’ Forum emergency meeting held till late hours in Abuja, attended by the Minister […]

FG won’t restrain labour on minimum wage demand – Ngige

The Federal Government on Thursday said that it would not restrain the activities of organised labour in the country but will continue to engage them in dialogue until the ongoing national minimum wage issue is amicably agreed upon. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, gave the assurance when a delegation of the […]

FEC approves ‘No Work, No Pay’ rule for public servants

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the implementation of the no work, no pay principle in the federal public service. Giving this hint at the end of the council’s meeting while interactive with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, said that the approval […]