Minimum Wage: FG Sends N30,000 Proposal To Govs, CBN
The Federal Government will present the new National Minimum Wage proposal of N30,000 to the National Economic Council for further consultations as it continues the process of increasing the national minimum wage for workers in the country.
Speaking after an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, last Tuesday, the Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, said deliberations centred on the minimum wage.
State governors, the Central Bank of Nigeria and some major Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government constitute the NEC.
He said, “Until after the meeting of the NEC, I cannot (give details) because it is work in progress, since it will also be discussed at the NEC meeting before we come out with the decision. Thereafter, we can address the media.”
Last week, Buhari inaugurated a technical committee to guide the government on how to implement a new wage bill. The inauguration of the committee came soon after the President also made a commitment to forward a bill on the new minimum wage to the National Assembly.