Minimum Wage: States to pay N27,000, FG N30,000

The National Council of State on Tuesday in Abuja approved N27,000 as the national minimum wage.

The approval came several weeks after the federal government, state governments, organised private sector and the organised labour failed to reach a consensus on minimum wage.

However, even though N27,000 was only approved by the Council of State as the minimum wage benchmark, the federal government said  it would go beyond the approved N27,000 and pay N30,000 as its own minimum wage to federal workers.

The council of state meeting was however without its drama. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is sick body , soul and spirit on Monday while speaking with the BBC Yoruba service was seen in a warm handshake with Bihari.

General Ibrahim Babangida and Yakubu Gowon who were absent sent in their apologies.

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