Minimum Wages: Nigerian Governors settles for 22,500

Governors of the 36 states of Nigeria agreed on N22,500 from the existing N18,000 as the new minimum wage they can afford to pay workers on Tuesday. Zamfara State governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari, disclosed this after an emergency meeting of the forum in Abuja last night.


The Organised Labour had scheduled Nov. 6 to embark on nationwide strike to compel government to peg a new minimum wage at N30,000.

The leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) and United Labour Congress of Nigeria (TUC), on Tuesday held mass protest across the country as part of sensitization of workers and Nigerians for the planned industrial action.

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