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FG Starts Implementation Of N30,000 Minimum Wage



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The Federal Government will on Tuesday inaugurate the N30,000 new national minimum wage implementation committee.

Naija News reports that the implementation committee would be inaugurated in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The committee consists of seven ministers with the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita as Chairman.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new minimum wage.

Ngige did not state when government would start payment but said that arrears would be paid anytime implementation of the new wage began.

He said there were still processes and procedures the new wage would undergo before the commencement of its implementation, even though it had been passed and signed into law.

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

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.

This is coming almost one month after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill into law.


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