Federal Government to Increase Minimum Wage

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The Federal Government has announced plans to increase the minimum wage of workers from the current N30,000.

While addressing members of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, revealed that the increase will conform to the current reality.

Ngige noted that the increment in the minimum wage was necessary due to the current global inflation that has impacted negatively on citizens’ purchasing power.

The Minister expressed delight that the 2019 Minimum Wage Act included a new clause for a review which would make it easier for the government.

Written by: Helen Obih

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