National Council of States Approves N27,000 Minimum wage

The National Council of States has at its meeting held today in Abuja, approved N27,000 minimum wage for the country, as a minimum wage bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Chris Ngige

Chris Ngige

Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, also announced thatan additional N3,000 has been approved for federal workers, making theirs30,000 naira, he therefore announced that the states have the liberty to adjustthe salaries of its workers if they also feel it is necessary.

The Tripartite Committee on Review of National Minimumwage had however earlier submitted a report recommending a N30,000 minimum wagefor workers, which makes the 27,000 approved by the council of state, 3000short of the recommended figure.

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