FGN to increase national minimum wage – Chris Ngige

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige stated that the federal government has plans to adjust the N30,000 minimum wage.

He disclosed this at the Public Presentation of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at 40 Publication themed’ “Contemporary History of Working Class Struggles,” in Abuja on Monday. He said the planned adjustment was in tune with the present situation all over the world.

In his words:

“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”.

He added:

“Under the principles of offer and acceptance, which is that of Collective Bargaining, ASUU can say lets look at the offer they gave us and make counter offer, but they have not done that, if they do that, we are bound to look at their offer, these are the ingredients of collective negotiations.”