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No agreement on N30,000 minimum wage-FG

Federal government says it did not agree to the N30,000 minimum wage with Labour

The Federal Government has denied agreeing to N30,000 minimum wage as being claimed by organized Labour.

The Minister of Labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige made the clarification today while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dr Ngige explained that the Federal Government had to consult with the 36 state governors, after which the FG proposed N24,000 while Governors proposed N20,000.

Minister of State Power Works and Housing, Mr Suleman Hassan said the council has approved N5.2 Billion Naira for the construction of Kajiji, Jago, Guraye to Kwachaku Roads that link Zamfara with Sokoto states to Niger and Benin Republics.

President Muhammadu Buhari received 1042-pages compendium on the achievement of the present administration from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha before the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting.

Mr Mustapha disclosed that the compendium was a summary of policies and programmes implemented between 2015 and 2017 as approved by FEC.

Suleiman Musa

 

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