Friday, March 17, 2017

Buhari to Appoint Committee to Review N50,000 Minimum Wage- Minister Ngige

Nigeria's Minister of Labour and Investment, Chris Ngige has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will soon approve the appointment of a 29-man committee to review the minimum wage with labour unions in the country.

A report which will be generated after the meeting will then be scrutinized by the National Assembly before it is implemented, he said.


“When the national minimum wage committee finishes its work, it will go to the National Assembly because all national minimum wage issues are issues that are on the exclusive list. So that is within the ambits of the National Assembly in accordance with the 1999 Constitution as amended.”

According to him, the main committee comprising eight cabinet ministers and the Secretary to Government of the Federation as well as labour leaders will adopt or review the report before submitting it to President Buhari who will in turn approve the composition of the minimum wage committee.

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