The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to review the minimum wage in February.
This disclosure was made by the Special Assistant to the Minister of Labour and Employment on Media, Mr. Nwachukwu Obidiwe to Punch.
Obidiwe said; “The Technical Committee on Palliatives will submit its report by next week. The Federal Government will now set up another committee to review the minimum wage. This one will be ready next week,”.
“Once done, the FG will set up a tripartite committee, comprising the FG, state governments, labour while the public and private sectors will be represented by the Nigeria Employers Consultative Assembly.
“January is almost coming to an end; the committee will be set up early February.”
The Federal Government had set up a 16-man committee on June 1, 2016, on the implementation of palliatives put in place to cushion the effect of the increase in the pump price of petrol from N86 and N86.50k to N145.