The Federal Government has announced a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
It has proposed N24,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants.
Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige told State House Correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja.
The Minister also responded to media reports quoting the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba to have said that the tri-partite Committee discussed the demand for new minimum wage and agreed to increase it from the current N19,200 to N30,000.
“Such information is not true” the Minister said
The Minister said when the committee reconvened on October 5, after the NLC had called off its nationwide strike, the organised labour came down to N30,000, the organised private sector came down to N25,000″