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Minimum Wage: No Agreement on N30,000, Says FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday disagreed with the report claiming that N30,000 minimum wage has been agreed upon for the new national minimum wage.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige at the end of Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, the Federal Government has not shifted ground on its N24,000 proposal.

He said that the issue of National minimum wage is a law that is binding on all.

State governments, the private sector and the organized labour, he said, proposed N20,000, N25,000 and N30,000 as national minimum wage, respectively.

He said the federal government would continue to discuss with the organized labour and all other stakeholders informally to arrive at a figure.

“It is not cast in stone that because two sectors have agreed on N30,000, it should be binding on others.

The issue of National Minimum wage is a law that is binding on all,” he said.

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