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 […]

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 […]

FG assures workers on ‘living’ minimum wage, tasks voters

The Federal Government on Sunday said it would soon finalise the upward review of the national minimum wage in a manner that would satisfy workers. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, gave this assurance in his remarks at the 22nd Choir Anniversary of the Christ Apostolic Church, Living Water DCC […]

Minimum wage: Labour paralyses activity in FCT with indefinite strike

Nigeria’s main unions launched an indefinite nationwide strike on Thursday in a dispute over the minimum wage but a spokesman for the state oil firm, which is crucial to the economy, said there was no evidence its operations were affected. Talks between President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and unions broke down on Wednesday and the strike […]

Don’t panic-buy, FG is addressing NLC strike issue – NNPC tells Nigerians

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, has appealed to motorists and other consumers of petroleum products across the country not to engage in panic buying of products over the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) planned industrial action. Baru said the Federal Government was seriously engaging the NLC on […]