NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE APPROVES N27,000 AS NEW MINIMUM WAGE


The National Council of State has approved N27,000 as the minimum wage for the country.
The council approved the amount at its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
Following the Council’s approval, a minimum wage bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly on Wednesday.
According to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, the Federal Government is topping the approved amount by N3,000 to 30,000 for its workers.
He said the states are at liberty to augment the new agreement as they see fit.


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