New minimum wage
30 Apr 2021
The Federal Government has approved the adjustment in pensions of retirees under the defined benefit pension scheme arising from the implementation of the New National Minimum Wage Act 2019.
1 Nov 2020
Contrary to doubts, insinuations and agitations from different quarters, workers in Ogun State have started rejoicing, upon the alerts of October salary received from their respective banks, with the new minimum wage increase.
4 Jan 2020
The Lagos State Government have signed an agreement with the Joint Labour on the implementation method of the new minimum wage for workers. Present at the signing of the agreement in Alausa, Ikeja was Lagos State head of service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, commissioner for establishments, training and pensions Ajibola Ponnle and the permanent secretary in the…
1 Jan 2020
Bank Customers, especially civil servants have continued to throng ATMs and Point of Sale (PoS) areas around the FCT and environs to withdraw money for their last-minute shopping and outings for the yuletide. The Federal civil servants commended the Federal Government for keeping to its promise to pay the arrears of the new minimum wage…
1 Jan 2020
Kano State government Wednesday said it has commenced the implementation of new salary package of N30,600 in the state. A statement signed by Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba noted that workers in the state have started receiving the consolidated wages from December 2019 salary. Malam Garba gave government assurance to settle arrears of April…
10 Nov 2019
Until recently, the NLC in Kwara State has been tight-lipped on its position in the new minimum wage impasse. This caused some stakeholders within the state to express worries over the alleged helplessness of organised labour in the state.
24 Aug 2019
There might not be a hostile environment for Dr Chris Ngige when he formally resumes duties on Monday as the Minister of Labour and Employment. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), which is yet to congratulate Ngige on his reappointment, would not be unnecessarily difficult though there is no love lost between the labour centre and Ngige.
16 Jul 2019
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has hinted that non-implementation of the N30, 000 new minimum wage for almost three months after signing it into law may soon force organised labour to embark on industrial action.
16 Jun 2019
The N30, 000 minimum wage recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari is creating tension and mutual suspicion between labour leaders and Southwest Governors, who now speak from both sides of their mouths. While most of them agreed to pay the new wage, they have continued to tie the payment to increase in the…
28 May 2019
Director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Shuaibu Ibrahim has warned Nigerian tertiary institutions against graduating unqualified students to take part in the scheme. “Corps-producing institutions are warned not to enrol unqualified graduates into the mobilisation process of the scheme," Ibrahim said while addressing NYSC's deployment and relocation officers from tertiary institutions at a…
23 Apr 2019
It has been a tortuous two years journey for the new minimum wage to finally become a reality. While labour and Nigerian workers reserve the right to drown themselves in momentary ecstasy, the way it impacts their lives may be of greater importance in the days to come. President Muhammadu Buhari may have famously signed…
19 Mar 2019
The Nigerian Senate has endorsed N30, 000 as the new minimum wage for Federal and State workers in the country. The minimum wage was approved during the Tuesday plenary after the National Minimum Wage Bill was passed by the Lawmakers. "I hope that with this minimum wage our workers will double their efforts to increase…