FG, Labour Meet To Finalize Minimum Wage Adjustment

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council met on Friday to finalize negotiations on the adjustment on the new minimum wage.

Information Nigeria gathered that a lot of progress has been made in the negotiations and that there are indications that an agreement might have been reached.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige had told newsmen on Wednesday that he will immediately get down to business to ensure that the issues in contention are amicably resolved so that workers will begin to enjoy the new wages.

While workers are demanding for 30 percent adjustment for workers on grade levels 07-14 and 25 percent for levels 15-17, the government is offering 9.5 and 5 percent respectively.