New Minimum Wage: What Ngige said after meeting with labour

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Details of the meeting between the Federal Government and Labour leaders on the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage has emerged.

The meeting was presided over by Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige.

Ngige announced that there will be another meeting with the heads of government agencies and parastatals. According to him, books will be opened to ascertain the amount that can be paid to workers.

“We met with the leadership of the organised labour movement on the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage and the consequential adjustment of salaries for civil servants.

“The meeting was an information-sharing from the previous meeting between the government and the labour leaders.

“We assured the union leaders that we would remain neutral in the whole negotiation and appealed to members of the union to show some understanding.”

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