FG Considers Minimum Wage Increase for Workers to Tackle Inflation

Osaretin Balogban

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, revealed that the Federal Government intends to increase the current minimum wage for Workers to tackle the present inflation.

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The Minister revealed during a public presentation by the members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) titled “Contemporary History of Working Class Struggles”, that the FG intends to increase the N30,000 minimum wage to boost the purchasing power of its citizens.

He said the 2019 Minimum Wage Act had a clause to enable a review that could make the increment possible.

Ngige also disclosed that the Federal Government had already discussed the possible increment of minimum wage with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) members.

“The inflation is worldwide, we shall adjust the minimum wage in conformity with what is happening and much more important, the 2019 Minimum Wage Act has a new clause for a review.”

“That adjustment has started with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), because the stage they are, with their primary employers, the Ministry of Education, is a Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA, negotiations”, Chris Ngige said.

Source: Daily Post

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