Nigeria Government set new minimum wage
Nigeria Government set new minimum wage. FG (Federal Government) has made conclusion in announcing the new minimum wage for Nigerians. This will commence once the Tripartite Committee completes its assignment. President Muhammadu Buhari has received the outcome of the Tripartite Committee.
The President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Ayuba Wabba, has made this known while speaking with newsmen on Monday in FCT.
Furthermore he said, the committee used two days to reconvene and deliberate on a new minimum wage that was acceptable to all employers of labour in the country.
Government set new minimum wage
Government has finally set the new minimum wage. Mr Ayuba Wabba assures workers that; as soon as the signing within the week is completed it must be passed into law. He also appreciate the Organised Private Sector, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and Nigeria Employers Consultative Association.
Before now, the Nigeria Labour Congress on Saturday rejected the resolution of the House of Representatives. Seeking the upward review of the minimum wage for Nigerian workers from 18,000 to N30, 000.
Bobboi Kaigama, the President of the Trade Union Congress, told our correspondent on Saturday that the organised labour is demanding N56,000. He further stated that the labour unions were awaiting the executive arm of government to set up a committee to speed up the process.
“The procedure is for the tripartite body to sit down and agree on a figure. And present it to the National Executive Council, National Council of State and to the National Assembly,” he added..
Nigerian Labour Congress has commended the recommendation of the House of Representatives. Although, she has said that the process to determine an approved minimum wage has started with a tripartite engagement involving the labour, the private sector and the government.
Secretary of the NLC
Peter Ezon, the General Secretary of the NLC, stated this on Saturday. He said the tripartite arrangement would recommend the minimum wage to the government. In turn take it to the National Assembly for legislation.
Ezon said; “We welcome the concerns of the House of Representatives members. They also beg them to put more pressure on government to institute the process of the tripartite committee. National Assembly look forward in receiving it, once it is concluded.
The NLC scribe said some state governors were struggling to pay the N18,000 minimum wage because they failed to set their priorities right.
He accused the Federal Government of delaying the process of sending the approved new minimum wage to the National Assembly.He warned that the labour movement was losing patience with the government and might be forced to act appropriately to achieve its demands.
Finally, the lawmakers therefore urged the Federal Government to increase the current minimum wage to N30, 000 to avert workers’ strike.