MINIMUM WAGE: January 22 set for Council of State meeting

Nigeria government has said it will take the issue of the new national minimum wage to the council of state for discussion on Tuesday, January 22.

Daily Trusts reports that the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, while speaking at the National Economic Council (NEC) in Abuja at the Presidential Villa made the announcement.

Ngige said discussion around the amount to be paid Nigerian workers nationally is still ongoing and would end on Tuesday, during a meeting with the council of state.

This, the minister said would follow a meeting with governor at the NEC.

The governor present for the meeting include the governors of Zamfara, Lagos, Jigawa, Ekiti, Kebbi, Bauchi, Niger, Plateau and Adamawa states.