The Federal Government of Nigeria has proposed N24,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants, this was confirmed by the Minister of Labour and employment, Chris Ngige.
According to the minister, the tri-partite committee discussing the demand for new minimum wage, 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.”
He also said the FG had to consult with the 36 state governors. After the consultations, he said, the FG proposed N24,000 while governors proposed N20,000.
He added that, in accordance with Convention 131 of International Labour Organisation, the most important thing to consider in fixing the new minimum wage is the ability to pay.