NEWS: The Nigeria Governors Forum Announce N22,500 As New Minimum Wage


The Nigeria Governors Forum (NFG) in an emergency meeting on  Tuesday night announced that it has settle for the sum of N22,500 as the new minimum wage for workers in the country.

This meeting followed hours after the mobilized rallies orgarnized by the National Labour congress insisting that the November 6th strike will still go on as planned.

It could be recalled that the federal government declared intentions to pay N24,000 as the new minimum wage instead of the N30,000 demanded by the NLC, but following the outcome of the emergency meeting of the NFG in Abuja, the governors explained that salaried workers make not more than five percent of the working population.

They further noted the interest of the larger population was also put in consideration before arriving at N22,500 as the new national minimum wage.

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