Minimum Wage: Govt, Organised Labour to Reconvene Today

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The Federal Government of Nigeria says the meeting with the Organised Labour to prevent the threat of national industrial action over non transmission of the New National Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly was scheduled to hold today, Tuesday by 1p.m.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige recalled that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC had threatened to embark on a nationwide protest on January 8, if the Federal Government fails to transmit the bill on minimum wage to the National Assembly.

The threat was given by the organised labour following President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that a “high powered technical committee” would be set up to device ways to ensure that minimum wage implementation did not lead to an increase in the level of borrowing.

According to Ngige, we have made progress and by Tuesday we will know the definite date when the bill will be transmitted to the National Assembly.

“It has been difficult to arrive at a date because there are processes to follow on the bill.

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