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Nigerian govt rejects N22,500 proposed new minimum wage by governors


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Federal Government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposed by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF.

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated that the federal government is not in support of the amount pledged by the governors.

Mr Ngige made the stance of the Federal Government known during Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.

According to him, the governors have not done enough regarding workers’ new wage.

He said, “The governors have not even done enough.

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“I told them that this N22,500 was even rejected by the Federal Government.”

The NGF had on Tuesday agreed to pay a national minimum wage of N22,500.

The Chairman of the Forum, Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State told newsmen that the decision was arrived at after a briefing from the forum’s representatives at the Tripartite Committee on Tuesday night.

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