Nigeria minimum wage increase ‘delayed


A planned increase to Nigeria’s minimum wage will not happen this September.

Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s minister of labour and employment, said his committee – established to look into the issue in 2017 – will only conclude its work in September.

After that, he explained, it will have to go to the government “for deliberation and approval”, at which point an executive bill will be sent to the National Assembly.

Yakubu Dogara, the House of Representatives’ speaker, has previously said he would ensure the bill got a speedy passage once approved.

Nigeria’s minimum wage – currently set at 18,000 naira ($50; £37) a month – has not risen since 2011.

By ZTF
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