Posted on Wed 10 Oct 2018, 01:40 PM

The Federal Government of Nigeria has denied agreeing to a N30,000 minimum wage as claimed by the labour union. 

Minister of Labour and employment, Chris Ngige states this Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba,  on Monday said the Federal Government will soon be announcing the new figure after the tri-partite committee ended its negitiations. 

The Minister said when the committee reconvened on October 5, after the NLC had called off its nationwide strike, “ the organised labour came down to N30,000, the organised private sector came down to N25,000”.

According to the minister,  in accordance with Convention 131 of International Labour Organisation, the most important thing to consider in fixing the new minimum wage is the ability to pay.

He also said the FG is still consulting with the 36 state governors who proposed N20,000 as against the N24,000 offered by the federal government.

 

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