National Council of State has pegged the National Minimum wage at N27,000 per month. This amount will apply to the states and private sector employees across the country. However, the least paid workers in the Federal Government’s employ will earn N30,000 a month.
This decision was agreed upon by the Council at its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday. Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, confirmed this to State House Correspondents in Abuja.
Ngige stated that a bill would be sent to the National Assembly latest on Wednesday (tomorrow) passage into law.