New minimum wage: Buhari sets up committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved nominations into the committee for a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said a panel made up of representatives of the Federal and state governments, as well as the private sector has been constituted.

His words: “The old (minimum wage) law expired last year August and we are now in the process of empaneling a new national minimum wage committee.

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“I have cleared the appointments with the President today (Thursday) and as soon as the labour people come back from the Labour Governing Board meeting in Geneva, we will take a consensus date with the governors because it is a tripartite committee involving federal, states and the private sector: NECA, MAN, NACCIMA, SMEs.

“The NLC, TUC and their affiliates have done their nominations. What we are now trying to finetune is the date for inauguration.”

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