The Federal Government has fixed January 23rd this year as the date to transmit the new Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly with a view to fast-tracking the implementation of a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, disclosed this when he had a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and its allies in Abuja yesterday January 8th. .
He assured the labour leaders that the government will be presenting the recommendations of the tripartite committee to the States Security Council in the coming weeks.
The Labour Unions are demanding that minimum wage of Nigerian workers be increased from N18, 000 to N 30, 000.