The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC has submitted a fresh figure for minimum wage in the country.
The figure which was about N56,000 was submitted to the tripartite committee for review.
Fresh Minimum Wage Will Be Above N56,000, To Be Approved This Year
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The acting NLC President, Kiri Mohammed made this known at the Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Civil Service Union which held in Abuja yesterday.
Mohammed also revealed during the conference that all salaries will be reviewed between June and July this year.
According to him, “We submitted our request, NLC has decided to look at the figure and modify it, we actually modified it, an upward review above N56,000, but I am not going to tell you how much because the president (Ayuba Wabba) is supposed to say it.”
The NLC chief also submitted that the minimum wage will be implemented this year.
He said, “Who made the budget? I believe if they (government) are serious, we can finish this matter towards the middle of this year, June, July.”
“If we can finish at that time, then before the end of the year, certainly the President must send whatever we agreed to the National Assembly for them to look at it and for him to assent it as a law, but I know that once we agreed, government would implement whatever is agreed.”