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FG, Labour End Minimum Wage Meeting, Fresh Decision Taken



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The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari through a delegation led by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, has ended its meeting with the organized Labour over the new minimum wage.

Naija News reports that the Federal Government and the organized Labour resumed negotiation on the full implementation of the new minimum wage today, however, the meeting just ended without an agreement.

This online news platform understands that the parties agreed to resume negotiations on Wednesday, October 16, at 2:00 pm.

Naija News recalls that President Buhari signed the N30,000 National Minimum Wage Bill into law in April, ending the anxiety caused by the delay.

Ita Enang who broke the news April 18, said that the: “President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Minimum Wage Repeal and Enactment Act 2019.

“This makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in Nigeria to pay to their workers the sum of N30,000. And this excludes persons who are employing less than 25 workers; persons who work in a ship which sails out of jurisdiction and other persons who are in other kinds of regulated employment which are accepted by the Act,” Enang had said.

However, since the President signed the bill, the full implementation of the new minimum has become a major issue, leading to a series of meetings between the Federal Government and Labour representatives.

Meanwhile, there are indications that the organized Labour will order Nigerian workers to go on strike if the full implementation of the new minimum wage is not enacted.

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