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Federal Government Adjourns Final Decision on Minimum Wage To A Later Date

A special Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House yesterday failed to conclude decision on the new national minimum wage.
President Muhammadu Buhari

This is coming as President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a new Nigerian international passport with enhanced security and 10-year validity.
Apparently due to the crucial importance of governors to the national minimum wage issue, the council resolved that it would take final decision on it after the National Executive Council (NEC), a body of governors presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, would have deliberated over the matter.
Making this disclosure after the meeting, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, admitted that the matter of minimum wage was deliberated upon at yesterday’s FEC meeting but declined answering questions on deliberations on the issue.
He said: “I cannot because it is work in progress. It would also be discussed by the National Economic Council (NEC) before we can brief the media.”
On Monday, the organised labour staged nationwide protests to compel the federal government to send a bill which provides for N30,000 as the new minimum wage to the National Assembly.

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