President Buhari Inaugurates Minimum Wage Committee

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President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated a thirty-member tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee.

The Committee is to negotiate a new National minimum wage for the Nigerian workers.

The inauguration was held today inside the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari in a remark  said  the inauguration of the Committee followed the recommendation of a Technical Committee put in place after the increase in the price of petrol in 2016.

He also said the current Minimum Wage being used in the country had already expired.

President Buhari explained that after the report of the Committee, an Executive Bill would be sent to the National Assembly before being passed into law.

The committee has a former Head of Service and Minister of Housing, Ama Pepple, as Chairperson, while the current Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, will serve as Deputy Chairman, while the Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Richard Egbule, would serve as the Secretary of the Committee.

Other members of the committee include president, Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, Trade Union Congress President, Bobboi Kaigama, Governors of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, Kebbi,  Atiku Bagudu and Simon Lalong of Plateau State.

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