Council of State Okays N30, 000 For Federal Workers, 27,000 For State Workers As Minimum Wage
January 22, 2019
The National Council of State on Tuesday approved the transmission of the National minimum wage bill to the National Assembly
The Nation reports that 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.
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.