Minimum Wage: Organised Labour Hails Senate, Task FG on Immediate Implementation

Written by on March 19, 2019

Leaders of Various Organised Labour Groups have commended the Nigerian Senate for Approving Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000.00k) as the new minimum wage in Nigeria.

The Minimum wage debate a raged on for years in the country with Nigeria’s Labour Unions fighting for an increase in the minimum wage of the country from the current eighteen Thousand Naira (N18,000.00k) to as high as N50,000.00k.

The Federal Government on it’s part had proposed Twenty Seven Thousand Naira (N27,000.00k) as the new Minimum wage in Nigeria While the Senate’s decision is more or less a confirmation of the Federal House Of Representatives Decision who had earlier approved Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000.00k) as the new minimum wage.

Muhammadu Buhari
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Photo credit: Bayo Omoboriowo

The Labour Unions are now looking to the federal government to the Senate resolution into Law before “Workers Day” On the 1st of May 2019.

Sola Rogers

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