FG To Announce New Minimum Wage Soon – NLC

FG To Announce New Minimum Wage Soon – NLC

By Agency Reports on October 9, 2018
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Ayuba Wabba, NLC, Abba Kyari
NLC leaders in a pre-May Day Lecture in Abuja in 2017

The Federal Government is set to announce the new minimum wage as the Tripartite Committee completes its assignment for onward submission to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ayuba Wabba, the president of Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, made this known while speaking with journalist on Monday, October 8, 2018, in Abuja.

According to him, the committee used the two-day to reconvene and deliberate on a new minimum wage figure that was acceptable to all employers of labour in the country.

“I want to assure workers that all has been concluded and will be passed for signing within the week.

“I also want to appreciate the Organised Private Sector, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, for their resolve to pay the new minimum wage when it is signed into law,” he said.

The NLC president, however, refused to disclose the figure arrived at by the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage.

Wabba said the presidency would make it public after deliberation by the National Economic Council meeting.

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