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Council of State approves N27,000 as new minimum wage

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National Council of State has pegged the National Minimum wage at N27,000, to be paid workers in the states and the private sector.

The Council arrived at this decision at its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.

However, Federal Government workers will be paid N30,000 as their minimum wage.

The Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, confirmed the development to State House Correspondents in Abuja.

With the outcome of the meeting, Ngige stated that a bill would be sent to the National Assembly latest on Wednesday , 23rd January.


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