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Minimum wage: FG to send proposal to NEC Thursday

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The Federal Government is set to present the N 30 , 000 new National Minimum Wage proposal to the National Economic Council on Thursday ( tomorrow ) for further consultations.
This was the key resolution of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council , which ended in Abuja on Tuesday night.

President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting at the Presidential Villa .

State governors , the Central Bank of Nigeria and some major Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government constitute the NEC .

The Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed , informed State House correspondents after the FEC rose that deliberations centred on the minimum wage .

Mohammed did not give further details aside from saying that the government would meet with NEC for more talks.

He said, “ Until after the meeting of the NEC , l cannot ( give details ) because it is work in progress , since it will also be discussed at the NEC meeting before we come out with the decision . Thereafter , we can address the media . ”

The NEC is chaired by Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo .

Last week , Buhari inaugurated a technical committee to guide the government on how to implement a new wage bill .
The inauguration of the committee came soon after the President also made a commitment to forward a bill on the new minimum wage to the National Assembly .

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