Obiora Ifoh, Abuja
The Federal Government has said it is ready to present an Executive Bill on a new National Minimum Wage to the National Assembly for passage into law, as soon as the tripartite committee comprising government, labour, and the private sector completes the harmonization assignment.
Sen. Shehu Sani, (APC- Kaduna Central) has called on the Federal Government to fulfil the third quarter promise for the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage for workers in the country.
The Federal Government has said it has constituted a committee for upward review of minimum wage for workers to enhance the living standards of the citizens.
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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has decried the delay in the sitting by the Tripartite Committee for the negotiation of the National Minimum Wage for workers in the country, since its inauguration. Acting President of NLC , Mr Kiri Mohammed , said this on Thursday in Abuja at the 11th Quadrennial Conference of the Nigeria Civil Service Union, Federal Council, with the theme: “Equipping the Union to Face the Challenges of 21st Century.”
The Nigeria Labour Congress says it will resume talks with the government on a new minimum wage for workers in 2017.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has proposed a new Minimum Wage of N56,000 to the Federal Government.
The President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, who stated this at a press briefingmade the comment in Abuja on Wednesday, said that the congress made the formal proposal to the Federal Government on Tuesday.
Lagos State Government at the weekend debunked the alleged statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Minimum Wage in the State’s Civil Service saying the State Government remains the first State in the Federation that implemented the Federal Government approved Minimum Wage structure.