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Minimum wage: Buhari instructs Ngige to quicken action

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly directed Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, to hasten negotiations with the organised labour on the new N30,000 minimum wage.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that Buhari said this through Tukur Ngawa, chairman of the federal civil service commission, at the 2019 Nigeria civil service week celebration dinner and award night held at the State House conference centre, Abuja.

According to the president, there is an urgent need to conclude the negotiations to allow for full implementation of the new minimum wage act recently signed into law.

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In an address read by Ngawa, President Buhari asked Ngige to quickly conclude negotiations with the Nigeria Labour Congress on the issue. “I wish to direct the honourable minister of labour and employment to expedite action on the consequential adjustment negotiation of minimum wage.

“We have also approved the constitution of the presidential committee on salaries and allowances for the civil servants,” he said while stating that his administration is poised to ensure good welfare packages for all civil servants.

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Meanwhile NewsTrack had reported that Labour leader had begun the payment of the N30, 000 minimum wage.

NewsTrack also reported that Governor of Kebbi State had implemented to implement N30, 000 minimum wage in tandem with the Federal government implementation.

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