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Minimum wage: No state will pay less than N30,000- Governors

Wants review of revenue sharing formula   The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has promised that no state would pay less than N30,000 as minimum wage, as governors are committed to...

Bailouts: Governors reject N162m monthly repayment plan

    The governors under the platform of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have rejected the proposed plan by the Federal Government to extend the repayment period of its budget support to state government from 20 years to 30 years for the...

Consequent payment of N30, 000 minimum wage ‘ll depend on States’ capacity- Governors

  Governors of the 36 states of the federation, under the body, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), have disclosed that consequential payment of the N30, 000 minimum wage will depend on the ability and capacity of each state to pay. This was...

At last, FG, labour agree on minimum wage per cent increase

  After days of negotiations and marathon meetings, the Federal Government and the organised labour on Thursday evening reached an agreement over the consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.   The Minister of State for Labour and Employment,...

Minimum wage: FG gets 2-week ultimatum as unions threaten strike

  The Federal Government has been given two weeks to implement the new minimum wage of N30, 000 or risk a nationwide strike.   The organised labour comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress gave the ultimatum in a...

FG, Labour talks on minimum wage end in deadlock as threat of strike rises

The Federal Government and the labour unions on Monday failed to reach an agreement on consequential adjustment on the N30,000 minimum wage. The workers have  threatened industrial action against the government over discrepancies in the national Minimum Wage implementation. At a scheduled...

When it comes to minimum wage, states not FG should own process –  Makinde, Gov-Elect

Oyo state Governor-Elect, Seyi Makinde, has said states in Nigeria ought to have been allowed to negotiate the minimum wage according to their abilities. “And I will definitely say without fear or favour that it’s part of the reasons why...

President Buhari signs new minimum wage bill into law

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, signed the new minimu wage bill into law, granting the country's workers a 67 percent increase in wages when the law comes into effect. "Implementation takes effect from today. This means no Nigerian worker...

Buhari assures expeditious action on new minimum wage report

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that expeditious action will be taken on the report on the New National Minimum Wage. The Presidential Advisory Committee on New National Minimum Wage, Bismarck Rewane, inaugurated on the 9th January, submitted its report on Monday...

FG may increase VAT to fund new national minimum wage- Minister 

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has said that the Federal Government is considering increasing Value Added Tax (VAT), to fund the new national minimum wage. Udoma, who stated this on Tuesday while appearing before the...
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