Nigeria: Announcement Of New Minimum Wage Postponed

The Nigerian government says it will announce a new minimum wage next September when a committee set up for the purpose in 2017 is expected to conclude its work, the BBC reported on May 30, 2018. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment said the committee’s report will be forwarded to government “for deliberation and approval” for an executive bill to be sent to the National Assembly. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, earlier promised to ensure that the bill gets speedy passage once approved by government. Nigeria’s minimum wage - currently set at 18,000 Naira (28,000 FCFA) a month - has not risen since 2011.

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