Nigeria government has said it will take the issue of the new national minimum wage to the council of state for discussion on Tuesday, January 22. The minister of labour said this would follow a meeting with governor at the NEC.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday, January 17, asked the Federal Government to release N50 billion out of N220 billion it had agreed to make available for the revitalisation of public universities.
The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, says the proposed new national minimum wage will be presented to the national council of state on January 22. The minister made the disclosure in Abuja on Thursday, January 17.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the claim by the federal government that an agreement was in place saying this was not true. The claim was refuted by Prof Biodun Ogunyemi who is the president of ASUU
The federal government has announced that the new minimum wage bill will be transmitted to the National Assembly on January 23. The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige announced this on Tuesday, January 8.
Senator Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, has said that the federal government and the leadership of the organised labour will hold a meeting on Tuesday, January 8, to avoid the impending nationwide strike.