Nigerian Workers Await New Minimum Wage

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Lqst Thursday marked the commencement of discussions on the new minimum wage across Nigeria, sparking hope among Nigerian workers.

The Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage initiated public hearings across the six geopolitical zones, including Lagos, Kano, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, and Abuja. Chaired by Ekpo Nta of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, the committee emphasized the importance of engaging all stakeholders in the process.

President Bola Tinubu, through his deputy Kashim Shettima, inaugurated a 37-member panel on the new minimum wage on January 30, 2024, at the State House in Abuja. The panel comprises representatives from the federal and state governments, the private sector, and organized labor. Its primary mandate is to recommend a new national minimum wage for the country before April 1, following the expiration of the current N30,000 minimum wage as stipulated by law.The ongoing discussions on the new minimum wage come at a crucial time for Nigerian workers, with divergent proposals emerging from various quarters.

Source: The Sun

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