New Minimum Wage: FG Inaugurates Implementation Committee
Minister of Labour Chris Ngige
Nigeria Labour Congress
Dr. Chris Ngige

Nigeria’s minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, says the federal government will on Tuesday inaugurate the N30,000 new national minimum wage implementation committee.

Concise News understands that President Muhammadu Buhari finally signed the new National Minimum wage Bill of N30,000 into law on 18 April.

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But fielding questions concerning the time for payment of the new wage, Ngige said there were still processes and procedures the new wage would undergo before the commencement of its implementation.

“It is a whole process and the salary and wages commission will do its job before implementation,” the minister said.

He said that the committee was made of seven ministers with the Head of Service of the Federation,  Winifred Oyo-Ita, as Chairman.

The minister said that those at the lowest cadre of employment, whether in the public or private sector, would earn N30,000 as the law provided.

But he said for the cadre of workers already earning above the minimum wage, there would be consequential adjustment from the top.

Ngige added that the relevant agency of government would soon issue a circular on the expected adjustments.