Lalong to local govt chairmen: resign if you can’t pay minimum wage

Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has directed any local government chairman who cannot pay N30,000 minimum wage to its worker to resign. The governor spoke at a meeting at the Government House in Jos Lalong said: “Following the prolonged clamour for financial autonomy of the Local Government system nationwide, the matter was finally resolved.... Continue Reading →

2020 Finance Bill to exempt minimum wage earners from tax – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his administration has set plans to exempt minimum wage earners from Personal Income Tax as a means of insulating the Nigerian masses against rising inflation. The President made these disclosures in his speech delivered virtually by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Monday at the opening session of the... Continue Reading →

Nigerians hungrier now, thanks to Buhari’s policy on food imports

Since 21 August 2019, Nigeria shut its borders with Benin and effectively the main artery of trade between Accra and Abuja. What was thought to be a short-lived closure has dragged on for over a year later with unforeseen consequences coupled with the pandemic. About 15 months ago, Tunrayo Akinola spent N30,000 a month out... Continue Reading →

Minimum Wage: We’re Not Satisfied With States, Says Labour

The President of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union Side), AbdlRauf Adeniji, on Thursday, said labor had yet to be satisfied with the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000 in states, noting that five states had yet to begin negotiation. Speaking at an event held to launch the Nurses Now... Continue Reading →

Benue Gov. Samuel Ortom Approves N30, 999 As Minimum Wage

The Governor Samuel Ortom-led Benue State Government has approved the sum of N30, 000 new minimum wage for civil servants in the state. According to Daily Post, This was disclosed on Thursday, by Ortom’s Adviser on Labour Matters, Hon. Ode Enyi. According to Enyi, Ortom gave approval during a meeting in the state. He said:... Continue Reading →

Minimum Wage: TUC Gives States January 31 Ultimatum

The Trade Union Congress has given state governments that are yet to implement the N30, 000 new minimum wage up until January 31 to comply or risk industrial action from workers. The union gave the ultimatum in a communiqué issued at the end of its National Executive Council meeting in Lagos on Thursday. The communiqué... Continue Reading →

States Have No Reason Not To Pay Minimum Wage, Says NLC

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) says state governments do not have any reason not to pay the N30,000 minimum wage. According to the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the wage is now binding on all states following President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent. Wabba disclosed this during an interview on Channels TV’s breakfast program, Sunrise Daily on Monday. He... Continue Reading →

N530.8bn Budget: Wike Earmarks N8bn For Minimum Wage

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has earmarked N8bn for state civil servants to take care of the new minimum wage. The governor disclosed this on Tuesday while presenting a budget proposal of N530.8bn to the State House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year TODAY NG reports. Wike also set aside N5bn to cover the... Continue Reading →

Minimum Wage: NLC Gives Governors Dec 31 Deadline

The Nigeria Labour Congress says it cannot guarantee industrial peace and harmony, if state governors refused to conclude negotiations and payment of the National Minimum Wage by December 31 The Cable NG reports. In a communique issued at the end of its meeting with state council chairmen on the implementation of the National Minimum Wage,... Continue Reading →

Corps members will receive minimum wage – NYSC

the National Youth Service Corps has said corps members will enjoy the N30,000 new minimum wage once the Federal Government commences payment Punch NG reports. The NYSC Director-General, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this in Abuja during an interview with reporters on Tuesday after a meeting between the body and the representatives of state governments.... Continue Reading →

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