National Confab Rejects Motion To Increase Minimum Wage To N40,000

National Confab Rejects Motion To Increase Minimum Wage To N40,000

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File Photo: Delegates at the National Conference, Abuja in 2014

Delegates of the National Conference on Thursday, June 5, 2014 unanimously rejected an amended recommendation of the Mrs. Ebele Okeke-led Committee on Public Service to increase minimum wage from the current N18,000 to N40,000, saying that it was unnecessary and uncalled for to review workers’ salaries now.

This development came after the delegates recommended a complete ban on collecting application fees from job seekers seeking employment into government ministries, departments and agencies.

The conference also accepted a motion calling for the change of Federal Character Commission, FCC, to what it called Federal Character and Equal Opportunities Commission, FCEOC, in both federal and states of the federation.

A delegate on the platform of Muslim Leaders, Dr Nurudeen Lemu, spearheaded the motion on behalf of 33 other delegates, which sailed through after heated debates.

The conference enjoined the National Assembly to domesticate the International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention and adopted the committee’s recommendation that government at all levels should make public offices disabilities-friendly by providing special access facilities in line with international charters and treaties.

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