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 […]

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 […]

No agreement yet with labour group on minimum wage – Ngige

In what appears a major drawback in the lingering national minimum wage discussion by the tripartite committee set up by government on the issue, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Wednesday, said that the Federal Government and the organised labour have not reached any agreement on the new proposed wage. The minister’s […]

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 […]

NBA backs NLC on minimum wage increase, demands good governance

The Nigerian Bar Association on Monday commended the Nigeria Labour Congress for suspending its strike in the spirit of Monday’s Independence Day anniversary. Calling on government at all levels to renew its pledges to work for the betterment of the lives of the people, the NBA noted that the demand by the NLC for an […]