MINIMUM WAGE: Council Of State Approves 30.000 for Fed.Worker

Minimum wage: Council of State okays N30000 for Fed. workers

*N27,000 for states and private sectors.

The National Council of State on Tuesday approved the transmission of the National minimum wage bill to the National Assembly

The Minister of Labour Chris Ngige briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council of State meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, the bill approved by the Council includes N30000 minimum wage for Fed. workers and N27,000 for states and private sector.

The proposal, he said, will cover employers of labour with minimum of 25 workers.

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He explained that the Federal Executive Council and the National Economic Council meetings have already considered the bill.

The bill, he said, will be transmitted to the National Assembly before the close of business on Wednesday.

As the National Assembly is on recess, he said that the concerned committees in the National Assembly will continue work on the bill

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