Nigerian Government announces proposed Minimum Wage as ₦24,000

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Nigerian Government announces proposed Minimum Wage as ₦24,000

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The Federal Government has revealed that the proposed minimum wage for the civil servants is ₦24,000.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this on Monday while speaking with newsmen in the State House, Premium Times reports.




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Ngige shared that the Federal Government has proposed to pay its workers ₦24,000, while states will pay ₦20,000.

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) are willing to go as low as ₦30,000, he revealed, while the organized private sector came down to ₦25,000.

The deliberation on setting a new minimum wage started in 2017 after President Muhammadu Buhari approved a committee to negotiate.

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