BREAKING: Council Of State Okays N30,000 Minimum Wage For Federal, N27,000 For State Workers

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Council Of State Okays N30,000 Minimum Wage For Federal, N27,000 For State Workers

The Council of State on Tuesday, January 22, approved the transmission of the new National minimum wage bill to the National Assembly.

The council, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa, Abuja approved N30,000 for federal workers and N27,000 for their state counterparts.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after the meeting, the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige said the proposal will cover employers of labour with minimum of 25 workers

“The bill approved by the Council include N30,000 minimum wage for Federal workers and N27,000 for states and private sector,” he said.

He recalled that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the National Economic Council (NEC) have already considered the bill.

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

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