Nigeria inks deal with labor over minimum wage
Government agrees to send legislation to parliament in 2 weeks, when it ends break
By Rafiu Ajakaye
Nigeria’s government on Tuesday struck a deal with the country's labor union to send a bill to parliament recommending a 30,000 naira ($98) minimum wage,
Labor Minister Chris Ngige said the government agreed to send the bill by Jan.
“The government will religiously implement all the processes that will enable us to transmit this bill within the stipulated time,” Ngige told reporters in the capital Abuja after a meeting with labor leaders.
“We will take all statutory meetings of the Federal Executive Council, National Economic Council, and the National Council of State meetings to enable us
The seeming breakthrough came on the day labor and its civil society allies held nationwide protests to demand immediate transmission of the minimum wage bill to parliament. Labor leaders had said that the protests would be followed by a strike which could cripple the economy.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.