Buhari approves nominations into new minimum wage committee

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved nominations into the committee for a new minimum wage for workers.

Ngige disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting he had with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said a tripartite panel, including representatives of the Federal and state governments, as well as the private sector has been constituted.

The minister said, “The old (minimum wage) law expired last year August and we are now in the process of empaneling a new national minimum wage committee.

“I have cleared the appointments with the President today (Thursday) and as soon as the labour people come back from the Labour Governing Board meeting in Geneva, we will take a consensus date with the governors because it is a tripartite committee involving federal, states and the private sector: NECA, MAN, NACCIMA, SMEs.

“The NLC, TUC and their affiliates have done their nominations. What we are now trying to finetune is the date for inauguration.”

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