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National Minimum Wage
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has stated that the Federal Government is yet to commence total implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000 to all categories of workers because organised labour mistakenly saw consequential adjustment in salary as total salary review.
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, on Wednesday met separately with members of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council; the leadership of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the impasse arising from consequential adjustment of the national minimum wage.
Organised labour has been urged to tread softly and not to take any rash action over consequential increment for senior staff in the new minimum wage implementation.
The National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Dr Muhammed Nasir Idris, has begged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law a bill increasing the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65 years.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Thursday night assured that the Buhari administration will honestly and transparently resolve the request by labour for a salary increase for other levels of workers not affected in the implementation of the new national minimum wage.
Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General (DG) of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says the monthly allowance of corps members is tied to the national minimum wage and any hike will depend on the new wage.
Indications emerged on Monday that workers in the country may carry out their planned industrial action against the government over discrepancies in the National Minimum Wage implementation.
The Federal Government of Nigeria is expected to generate not less than N2 trillion into the coffers in 2020 when he Value Added Tax (VAT) recently increased to 7.2 percent is implemented.
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Federal Government will not inflict additional hardship on citizens, rather it will keep seeking ways to ameliorate their sufferings and create a more enabling environment for everyone to thrive.
The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association has said the implementation of the 7.2 per cent Value Added Tax approved by the Federal Executive Council will make nonsense of the recent increase in minimum wage.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of NLC has rejected the delay by the Federal Government to commence implementation of the New National minimum wage.
The Kaduna State Executive Council has risen from its Monday meeting to approve that payment of the new national minimum wage and consequential adjustments to civil servants begins from 1st September, 2019.
The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has assured workers, especially those in the states and local government, the group will do everything to ensure that they are not short-changed in any way in the payment of the new national minimum wage.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has said that the Congress has not issued any strike notice over the implementation of the new national minimum wage by the government.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Friday said states are willing to pay the N30,000 national minimum wage but would do better if the revenue sharing formula undergoes an upward review.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday, confirmed the killing of a woman in an accident on Toll Gate-Sango Ota in Ogun.
Sequel to the new reforms that the State Government has adopted to sanitize the red meat value chain in the State, the State Government has unfolded what it termed the immediate, intermediate and long term strategies for immediate implementation in the State.
Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the State.
A presidential campaign office bearing the names and photographs of Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been opened in Osun state, rekindling rumours of Tinubu’s intention to run in 2023.
Barcelona have reportedly added Roberto Firmino to their shortlist of potential replacements for Luis Suárez.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan has assured that committees of both chambers of the National Assembly will conclude work on the 2020 budget estimate before the end of October.
Super Eagles winger, Henry Onyekuru, took a two hours, 11 minutes flight from Monaco to Istanbul for a haircut, it has been revealed.
The organisers of Big Brother Naija, Multichoice Nigeria, has said that the multi-purpose house, which hosted the show got the ratings as the biggest and best from the parent company.
Margaret Oputa, widow of late Supreme Court Justice, Chukwudifu Oputa, and mother of foremost Nigerian showbiz maestro and activist, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charlyboy, has passed on.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has directed troops fighting bandits, marauders and other criminals in Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto States, among others, to deal decisively with all criminal elements in their areas of operations.