Ngige accuses governors of delaying new minimum wage (Punch)

Ngige accuses governors of delaying new minimum wage (Punch)

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has attributed the delay in the approval of a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers to the inability of the state governors to come up with an agreed figure.

Ngige, who stated this at a press briefing in Obosi, in the Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State, also said there was no truth in the news that the Federal Government was planning to increase monthly allowance of corps members. While stating that the committee saddled with the responsibility to work out the modalities for the new wage had been up and about, Ngige said the Nigerian Governors’  Forum had not been able to come up with any figure as a minimum wage they could pay. Read more

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