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Minister Of Labor Says September Date For Minimum Wage May Not Be Practicable

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Minister Of Labor Says September Date For Minimum Wage May Not Be Practicable

Reports Received On Minimum Wage From State May Reduce Minimum Wage

Dr. Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s Minister for Labour has stated that the September date for the implementation of the new minimum wage scheme may not be practicable because of the different reports being received.

The new minimum wage is expected to rise to around N58000 as requested for by National Labour Congress(NLC).

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said that the new minimum wage may not materialize in September.

“The committee on the new National Minimum wage is expected to conclude its work by the end of September and present its report to the government for deliberation and approval before an executive bill is sent to the National Assembly on the issue,” he said.

The Minister, however, said that the issue of capacity to pay was also important in the deliberations on minimum wage.

Ngige added that in the course of the zonal public hearings, many state governments made different submissions ranging from N22,000 monthly to N58,000.

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