Minimum Wage Divides FG and State Governors As FG Rejects ₦22,500
The NGF had stated that they were capable of paying Nigerian workers ₦22,500 as the new minimum wage as against the current ₦18,000.
This is lower than the ₦30,000 proposed by Labour.
Ngige added, “The national minimum wage is a national legislation being driven by the Federal Government of Nigeria in pursuance to item 34 of the Exclusive Legislative list.”
The Federal Government has made it known it was not in support of the ₦22,500 minimum wage proposed by the Nigeria Governors Forum.
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, made the stance of the Federal Government known on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
He said, “The governors have not even done enough. I told them that this ₦22,500 was even rejected by the Federal Government,” he said.