The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that it will submit the new Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly on January 23rd, with a view to fast-tracking the implementation of a new wage structure for Nigerian workers.
This was confirmed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Tuesday after a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and its allies in Abuja.
He assured the labour leaders that the government will be presenting the recommendations of the tripartite committee to the States Security Council in the coming weeks.
According to him, the whole process that precedes the transmission of the bill to the National Assembly will be completed before January 23.
On his part, the President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, stressed the importance of keeping to the timeline to avoid further disagreements between labour and the government.