Nigeria To Take Final Position On New Minimum Wage On Monday
The Federal Government will on Monday, October 29, take a final decision on the new national minimum wage, after an enlarged meeting of all key men’s including state governors, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said.
The minister, who said this on Friday, October 26, also said that the no-work, no-pay labour policy was implemented during the regime of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had penultimate Wednesday approved the implementation of the white paper on the policy.
Ngige told State House reporters on Friday that the policy was passed by the National Assembly in 2004 and that Obasanjo assented to it.
After the meeting, he said President Muhammadu Buhari would transmit a bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly for consideration and passage. He said the National Assembly would organize a public hearing on the bill to enable the public contribute to the draft law.