The Council of State on Tuesday, January 22, approved the transmission of the new National minimum wage bill to the National Assembly.
The council, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa, Abuja approved N30,000 for federal workers and N27,000 for their state counterparts.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the meeting, the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige said the proposal will cover employers of labour with minimum of 25 workers
“The bill approved by the Council include N30,000 minimum wage for Federal workers and N27,000 for states and private sector,” he said.
He recalled that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the National Economic Council (NEC) have already considered the bill.
President @MBuhari chaired the National Council of State Meeting, at the State House, today. Former Presidents/Heads of State Olusegun Obasanjo, Ernest Shonekan, Abdulsalam Abubakar and @GEJonathan were in attendance. #AsoVillaTodaypic.twitter.com/ieuDxVFlBH
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) January 22, 2019
Ngige said the bill will be transmitted to the National Assembly before the close of business on Wednesday.