President Muhammadu with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan in a meeting

 

The National Council of State has approved N27,000 as the minimum wage for the country. The council approved the amount at its meeting in Abuja on today Tuesday 22 December, 2019.

Dr Chris Ngige the minister for Labour and Employment said, the Federal Government is topping the approved amount by N3,000 to 30,000 for its workers.

According to the labour minister, the states are at liberty to augment the new agreement as they see fit.

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The council had approved N27,000 which is N3000 short of the amount the Tripartite Committee on Review of National Minimum Wage recommended.

The committee, chaired by a former Head of Service of the Federation, Ms Ama Pepple, had submitted the report, which contained the recommended figure, to President Muhammadu Buhari on November 6, 2018, after many months of deliberations, Bight News learnt.

The council had approved N27,000 which is N3000 short of the amount the Tripartite Committee on Review of National Minimum Wage recommended.

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