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Buhari speaks on NASS bill on new minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the two chambers of the National Assembly for the expeditious attention they accorded the new minimum wage bill. The President’s Senior Special Assistants on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang and Hon. Umar El-Yakub, gave the commendation in a chat with journalists at the Assembly...

N30,000 minimum wage: Governors give two conditions

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, has insisted on two conditions under which it would pay the N30000 new minimum wage. The Governors want a review of the sharing formula that will see them get more money or downsizing of workforce. The Governors claimed that accepting to pay the new wage without...

Minimum wage: Labour blows hot, hints on war against Govt

The Nigerian Labour Union and Trades Union Congress of Nigeria has kicked against the 30-man committee inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari to oversee the new national minimum wage, saying its representatives is dominated by governors and that they will not speak in favour of the workers. The labour has also hinted...

Saraki: It is justifiable to have a new minimum wage

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that the National Assembly was ready to legalize a new Minimum Wage for Nigerians. He, however, said that the legislature was only waiting for the executive to make a formal presentation to the National Assembly on the issue. Saraki, who made this...

Workers restive over minimum wage – TUC

Nigerian workers The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has warned that workers were running out of patience with the Federal Government over delay in negotiation of a new minimum wage. Nigeria’s current minimum wage is N18,000 with organised labour asking it be increased to at least N50,000 Mr Ahmed Olayinka, Chairman, TUC, Federal...

Labour Union wants N96,000 minimum wage implemented

The United Labour Congress (ULC), has declared that it would engage the government at all levels to ensure the implementation of N96,000 national minimum wage in the New year. In its New Year message, the ULC said it would work assiduously with the Federal Government for an upward review of...

Oil workers asks for N90,000 minimum wage after fuel subsidy removal

With the just-announce increment in price of petrol from N86.5 to N145, oil workers in Nigeria has also made a counter move of requesting from federal government an increase of wages from N18,000 to N90,000. “With the new pump price of N145 per litre, government must speed up the negotiation...

N18,000 minimum wage: Governors must pay, says Oshiomhole

Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole is having different opinion on the submission of the governors of the states of Nigeria on their ability to pay N18,000 minimum wage, he said they must pay. Oshiomhole, who himself is a former president of Nigerian Labour Union, recalls that the minimum wage was reached...

Governors to slash N18, 000 minimum wage

Owing to the dwindling shares of revenue going to each state of the federation, the State Governors have considered to reduce the minimum wage of N18,000 that was signed into law 2011 by the former President Goodluck Jonathan. In response to the governors decision, the organised labour has kicked against it,...

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