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FG, Labour End Minimum Wage Meeting, Fresh Decision Taken

Adeyemo Odutayo

Last updated on October 17, 2019

The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari through a delegation led by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, has ended its meeting with the organized Labour over the new minimum wage.

Melody Blog reports that the Federal Government and the organized Labour resumed negotiation on the full implementation of the new minimum wage today, however, the meeting just ended without an agreement.

This online news platform understands that the parties agreed to resume negotiations on Wednesday, October 16, at 2:00 pm.

Melody Blog recalls that President Buhari signed the N30,000 National Minimum Wage Bill into law in April, ending the anxiety caused by the delay.

Ita Enang who broke the news April 18, has said that the: “President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Minimum Wage Repeal and Enactment Act 2019.

“This makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in Nigeria to pay to their workers the sum of N30,000. And this excludes persons who are employing less than 25 workers; persons who work in a ship which sails out of jurisdiction and other persons who are in other kinds of regulated employment which are accepted by the Act,” Enang had said.

However, since the President signed the bill, the full implementation of the new minimum has become a major issue, leading to a series of meetings between the Federal Government and Labour representatives.

Meanwhile, there are indications that the organized Labour will order Nigerian workers to go on strike if the full implementation of the new minimum wage is not enacted.

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  1. Please, the government meet the needs of the Nigerian labor congress. #30,000 is not too much for them to pay. Please we can’t afford another nationwide strike now, please for Gods sake.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous

    Its a great action taken by the labour Congress its shows they care for the labour market ,the govt therefore should implement the law,strike is not advisable

  3. Please the labour Congress should exercise more patience I believe since its has been approved by the government it will be implemented. No strike should be considered please

  4. Please the government should pay their money, some of this people have their wife and children to care for, please we don’t want srike. Please for heaven’s sake, let’s be guided.

  5. These minimal wages should be considered I think it is not to much to give to the labour Congress, the government has already enacted it into law so what is the problem here

  6. Agbolade Abdullah

    That’s good I don’t think they should stay much on this matter it’s keeping too long 30,000 it’s not too much for the minimum wages it’s a good idea for the president that new decision has taken now

  7. I don’t think 30,0000 naira as minimum wages should become something our government will be debate about all over, Nigeria is well blessed than refuse to pay their civil servants better money.

  8. Governments of this country need to be think deeply because this life will be end all what you are doing is not proper how much is 30000 to give workers

  9. AYANGBADE SEMIU

    The problems of this country Nigeria is our leader called government.how much is#30,000.00 meant for the labour.sibce April

  10. I have already said this and I will continue saying it the problem is not from the president but from those who are is adviser those advisers are very bad especially the government.

  11. Azeezat Nihinlola

    Please the labour Congress should exercise more patience I believe since its has been approved by the government it will be implemented. No strike should be considered please

  12. Labour should exercises more patience on the issues while fgn (pmb) should make every effort to put things accordingly

  13. I love the labour Congress on the fight towards the minimum wage situation in the country.the leaders don’t want to accept the 30k wages brought to their table to sign into law.

  14. Muibat Agbeke

    Some state are still battling with 18%wsges without any good result so now why 30% and Nigeria is now looking for more billions to meet up nawa oo

  15. This is a big disgrace to our government that is able to pay legislatures all this millions yet just 30,000 they can’t pay workers. Please do the needful.

  16. Whatever you are negotiating, please let it be in the labours favour. This is really a dismay to the society, minimum wage issue since last year has yield no fruit. Our leaders are taking the workers for granted.

  17. See the way they are negotiating ordinary 30,000 naira minimum wage as if it’s huge for them to meet. Our government is very selfish.

    • To me i haven’t see any improvement towards this, they money to Double minimum wages demand is there, but they don’t want to replace that, which is a wrong idea and step.

  18. OUR LEADERS IF YOU PITY YOUR SELF ALSO PITY FOR PEOPLE TOO BECAUSE THEY ARE HUMAN BEING AS YOU ARE, I GIVE YOU, YOU GIVE ME LET EVERY THING BE ACCURATE, THANKS.

  19. YAHAYA SAHEED

    THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA HAS ALREADY SIGNED ABD ENDORSED THE MINIMUM WAGES FOR NIGERIAN CIVIL SERVANTS BEFORE WHY NOW THEY DIESNT WANT TO IMPLEMENT IT BOTH IN THE FEDERAL AND STATES LEVEL OF PAYING SALARY.

  20. Musa Abiodun

    Comment:This issue of minimum wage is taking too long to be resolved.there are so many countries that are paying more than #30,000 as salary so I don’t really know why it is so hard for the government to pay a loyal and hardworking citizen of Nigeria just #30,000.

  21. Abdulyakini Isah

    The federal government has to finalized on this issue of minimum wages since how much is 30 Thousand naira that the federal government and labour congress are argued on since

  22. Yeah, the idea of strike is accepted by me. How can you promise someone just 30,000 and you can’t fulfill it and you are making unnecessary budget for the past president/head of state in Nigeria. When those people have taken enough of Nigeria money.

  23. This minimum wages issue must reach conclusion nothing to drag about infact government must never take this for granted again its getting too much.

  24. I don’t think the Federal Government is ready to pay Nigerian worker’s 30,000 Naira minimum wage signed sin April 2019, to me is like the government is playing on the intelligent of the citizen in fact people are losing patient as we speak now and the Labour union are not helping matter

  25. Muibat Agbeke

    It should be better if salaries of all Nigeria workers is been paid directly from fed government and not part from state,because all these state use to deduct from salary allocation at times for another project

  26. We don’t actually know who we offended in this country because I can’t understand why our leaders are always in self interest. Our elected leaders are taken away millions of naira every months ending but can’t pay just N30k for the civil servants. We need serious prayer in this country.

  27. Let this be the last meeting o please let the implementation begin things has increased in the market already. People have concludes in the mind that WOrker salary has increased

  28. Minimum wage issue since…..it’s almost 2:00pm, I will be checking to see what they shall finally conclude on.

  29. ABDULAZEEZ BOLAJI

    F.G should better think wisely before fully finalising this minimum wage and they should take the decision fast to give the workers peace of mind

  30. Ethel Clara

    A better agreement should be made, we need no more strikes and don’t want the citizens suffer unemployment. 30,000 for a minimum wage is not a big deal, I think.

  31. Adesida Adeyemi

    The Nigeria labour congress are not just happy that the federal government couldn’t meet up to their demand which has resulted into the declaration of nationwide strike

  32. Anonymous Anonymous

    This is not fair, sincerely the government am sorry to say do not have the interest of its citizens at heart….I support labour union to go on strike since thats the only language our representative understand

  33. This is dishearten….just 30,000 has become a pin on the neck of our president, we are far above this…

  34. We pray the minimum wage of 30,000that was accepted should be implemented sooner,or is just going to be said without no action or result of the argument.

  35. however, the meeting just ended without an agreement. This is not fair at all. #30,000 is nothing to be compared to what they pay themselves

  36. This is really bad o, increase this people minimum wages before they go on strike , this people are not happy,they have families

  37. Comment:
    The minimum wage should be considered I think it is not to much to give to the labour Congress, the government has already enacted it into law

  38. WHY ALL THESE MEETING UPON MEETING OVER NEW MINIMUM WAGES IN NIGERIA,IS THERE WNY MEETING UPON MEETING WHEN THEY WASNT TO INCREASE MINISTER’S SALARIES, ANY MEETING WGEN THEY WANT TO INCREASE SENATORS SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES. GOD PLEASE INTERVENE.

  39. I thought that the federal government has settled this issue of minimum wage.
    This is becoming unbearable to hear from a great country like ours.
    It is unheard of that any country has been dealing with the issue of minimum wages for like over two years now and it’s not proper and not good for any country to be in such situation.

  40. Muyiwa Olalekan

    What is the purpose of signing it into then? When they know that are not ready to implement it. I am really ashamed of this country. Jokers everywhere

  41. The labour Congress should take it easy, so they would look for a way to sort things out, government should pay their bills they have the money

  42. May Jesukolade Jeremiah

    The minimum wage should better be increased as we all know that the value of money in the stock exchange market

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