The Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige unveiled that a memoranda was gotten underlining that national the lowest pay permitted by law ought to begin in the third quarter of this current year.

The Federal Government not long ago had said it would set up a supplementary spending plan to deal with laborers’ interest for increment in pay rates when the new the lowest pay permitted by law proposition was in the long run affirmed.

At the Nigeria Labour Congress 40th anniversary, Ngige said “Well, we all know the economic situation of the country as of today. The negotiation committee has members from all the tripartite bodies, which means the government cannot force its way. The committee has received memoranda from all the critical stakeholders and should begin the implementation of a new minimum wage in the third quarter of this year,”

The Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, had expressed that the way that there was no arrangement yet in the 2018 spending recommendations at present before the National Assembly to provide food for the arranged increment did not, in any capacity, propose that the legislature was not willing to expand the laborers’ pay rates.

The NLC had made a proposition for N56,000 for the slightest paid specialist to the Federal Government’s board on the lowest pay permitted by law.