Minimum Wage : Governors Agreed To Pay N22,500


Towards an effort to stop November 7th proposed nationwide strike organizing by Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC ), Governors of the 36 states of the federation have announced N22,500 as the amount they can pay workers as minimum wage.

The unilateral agreement was made
at a meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday. The Tuesday governors Forum meeting which was chaired by the chairman of Governors’ Forum, Governor Abdul Aziz Yari of Zamfara State was called in order to delibrate on propose NLC propose strike which is to begins next week Wednesday.

It would be recalled that the labour unions agreed with the N30,000 minimum wage proposed by the organised private sector.

The present minimum wage in Nigeria is N18,000

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