The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has urged the incoming administration of president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to review the minimum wage of N30,000 being paid to civil servants in the country.
Ngige speaking on Channels Television Wednesday programme, Politics Today, said the minimum wage should be reviewed every five years to afford the current standard of living in the country.
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The minister also noted that he would add in his handover notes that the talk surrounding minimum wage should commence as soon as the new government is sworn-in in May 2023.
Ngige said, “It’s a tripartite negotiation involving the public sector, private sector and state governments. We are entrenched in that bill or law that minimum wage will now have an automatic review every five years.
“So, I am envisaging that as from May 2023, the government will empanel the new minimum wage review committee for the nation.
“In my handover note which I’m going to hand over to the transition committee and the next government, I’m recommending that the discussions start anytime from May 2023.”
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