The Federal Authorities has denied getting into into an settlement with the organised labour to extend the minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000.
On Tuesday, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, was quoted to have mentioned that the Federal Authorities and the Labour leaders had agreed on N30,000 as the brand new minimum wage which is able to quickly be introduced.
Nevertheless, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, whereas talking with state home correspondents after the Federal Government Council, denied the report. In response to Ngige, the Federal authorities has proposed to pay N24,000 as minimum wage whereas state governors are proposing N20, 000.
“Such info just isn’t true” Ngige mentioned
In response to Ngige, when the Federal authorities and the labor unions met to deliberate on the brand new minimum wage on October 5, after the NLC had known as off its nationwide strike, “the organised labour got here all the way down to N30,000, the organised personal sector got here all the way down to N25,000”.
Ngige mentioned the federal government needed to seek the advice of with the 36 state governors and after the consultations, the FG proposed N24,000, whereas governors proposed N20,000.
He mentioned the federal government was nonetheless consulting and negotiations is ongoing.