FG To Pass NEw Minimum Wage

9 years ago by: Paul Eze
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After the first reading of the National Minimum Wage amendment bill yesterday, the House of Representatives pledged a rapid delivery of the new law that will enforce the N10,500 pay rise announced by the government last year.

With two more readings, that will include committee considerations and plenary approvals, the proposal sent in by President Goodluck Jonathan after tense negotiation with the Labour, will soon be law, allowing civil servants to be paid N18,000 minimum.

The Deputy Speaker, Usman Nafada, said the processes, normally stretching through 24 weeks at the least, will be finalised “soon enough” to allow for presidential assent before current legislative session ends in May. “We have done it before and we will do it again,” Mr. Nafada revealed this at a meeting he had with the leaders of Labour Congress and other affiliate groups , shortly after the bill’s first reading on Tuesday. “It will be passed before the end of their tenure, not on the day of their leaving, but about one or two months away to allow the president enough time sign it,” he said. The Labour officials said they came to appreciate the legislators for giving attention to the bill and to lobby for more commitment.

The new wage benchmark has formed a significant rallying point for Mr. Jonathan’s administration as the president presses for wide political support from public and private sector workers alike, ahead of April general elections. A prolonged negotiation that forced the amount down from the N52,000, NLC insisted on before.

Addressing the lawmakers yesterday, NLC, led by its president, Omar Abdulwaheed, said workers are a “patient” bulk, and are thankful to the lawmakers for their expeditious attention to the bill. “We want to thank the House very much for the commitment it has shown so far to get this bill passed,” he said. He however tasked the members to accelerate the passage of the bill, well awaited by workers.

http://ngjobsncareers.com/2011/02/national-assembly-to-pass-new-minimum-wage-bill.html


-- ezesunny (m) at 12-02-2011 03:21PM
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now they wake up, as they watching what happen to Tunisia and Egypt
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-- sammy999 (m) at 12-02-2011 04:09PM
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Quote from: ezesunny on 12-02-2011 03:21PM
now they wake up, as they watching what happen to Tunisia and Egypt

dont mind them. although the nigerian public doesnt have the stomach for that kind of protest.
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-- Ahrdonais (m) at 12-02-2011 04:37PM
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Quote from: sammy999 on 12-02-2011 04:09PM
Quote from: ezesunny on 12-02-2011 03:21PM
now they wake up, as they watching what happen to Tunisia and Egypt

dont mind them. although the nigerian public doesnt have the stomach for that kind of protest.
dont be so sure. for 30yrs Mubarak & co probably assumed so
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-- interpo77 (m) at 12-02-2011 05:23PM
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hmm,@ long last they have signed the minimum wage to law
well thats another way forward by GEJ,though it has lasted for 24 gud months
for the reforms- way forward it is but not really enough comparing that the legislators will
 be recieving #45 million  as salary pay yr +vacation ,travel,driver,s allowancies
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-- fyneboy (m) at 12-02-2011 06:08PM
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They should not take us for granted........Anything can happen anytime..........What is N18,000 to start with. We all goes to the same market. Just look at what our so call leader takes home...........Monkey dey work bamboo dey chop.......Yes we may be sleeping, but will soon wake up. They should know that. We are not even asking for so much, just give us power, good roads and water.

With Power alone nigeria will change, i know how much i burn of fuel alone just to get light. Then check how much small business people spend to run thier business very month, Money they should have use for another thing. Bros it is painful cause we have what it takes to do well, but we have very bad leaders. People that care for only thier pocket. God will help us and help them too.
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-- williams100 (m) at 12-02-2011 06:40PM
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MINIMUM WAGE IS NOT OUR PROBLEM.LET THEM TACKLE THE 3 BASIC AMENITIES OF LIFE,FEEDING,CLOTHING AND SHELTER.MAKE FULL BASKET OF GARRI GO 100NAIRA AND MAKE HOUSE RENTAGE PAYMENT BE AT LEAST 6MONTHS EVERYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY AND NOT 1 YEAR AND 2YEARS WEN LANDLORD DEM DEY DO.MAKE MONTHLY HOUSE PAYMENT NOR EXCEED 1500NAIRA.IF THESE LAWS ARE PASSED AND IMPLEMENTED THEN WE GO KNOW SAY WE ARE MOVING AND IF NOT.TO HELL WITH THEIR MINIMUM WAGE.NONSENSE.PEOPLE NEVER FIT EAT NA MINIMUM WAGE DEM DEY TALK.DEM FORGET SAY EVEN AS DEM INCREASE AM THOSE IN CHARGE OF FOOD AND HOUSE GO INCREASE THE PRICES AS DEM GET TO KNOW SAY PEOPLE DON DEY MAKE MONEY THAN BEFORE.ITS PROBABLY THE SAME THING ABEG.
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-- princedafe (m) at 12-02-2011 07:25PM
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ok
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-- Abby (f) at 12-02-2011 08:57PM
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N18,000  Huh?   Angry  I hope no adult thinks this is good news.
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-- cadanre (f) at 12-02-2011 09:09PM
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What did the government have for those who are still unemployed?

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-- freedom2000 (m) at 13-02-2011 01:05PM
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 I believe that the objective of wage increament is such that given the present cost of living the workers cannot so much and thus a need for increase in salaries, but my experience is such that sooner than wages increase without control on inflation, prices go up against it and the result is sadly big figures appearing only on paper.
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-- japhethjeff (m) at 13-02-2011 04:41PM
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N18,000 ARE Still too small
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-- hencoto (m) at 13-02-2011 04:49PM
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its no news after all these while bill has just being passed by the legislators.Govt should brace up to their responsibilities enough of deceit and diplomacy.what happen in egypt should not occur in nigeria,people are suffering no basic amenities,no employment for the  teaming graduates,and the law makers should hear these they wont go scout free for not contributing adequately for the growth of this nation.
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-- popo2009 (m) at 13-02-2011 06:01PM
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The House of Assembly will alwayz delay on passing the Bill
bt if it was to increase their jumbo pay, it would have been passed.
Heartless Criminals
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-- itong4u (m) at 13-02-2011 06:36PM
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Quote from: princedafe on 12-02-2011 07:25PM
ok

that 18000 cannot even buy my headphones...that is phyuked up money..smh
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-- sugaDaddy1forU (m) at 13-02-2011 07:09PM
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WOW THIS IS A BIG HELP OUT BUT I HOPE IT WONT COST PROBLEM FOR OTHER BUSINESSES. ALL THE TRADERS WILL NOW ADD MORE MONEY TO THEIR GOODS AND EVERYTHING WILL GO UP THEN THE LEAST PRIVLEGE ONES WILL BE THE ONES TO SURFFER THE INFLATION.

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-- macto (m) at 13-02-2011 07:41PM
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Compared to what the fools at National assembly pay themselves, 18,000
is chicken change.
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-- interpo77 (m) at 13-02-2011 07:49PM
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Quote from: williams100 on 12-02-2011 06:40PM
MINIMUM WAGE IS NOT OUR PROBLEM.LET THEM TACKLE THE 3 BASIC AMENITIES OF LIFE,FEEDING,CLOTHING AND SHELTER.MAKE FULL BASKET OF GARRI GO 100NAIRA AND MAKE HOUSE RENTAGE PAYMENT BE AT LEAST 6MONTHS EVERYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY AND NOT 1 YEAR AND 2YEARS WEN LANDLORD DEM DEY DO.MAKE MONTHLY HOUSE PAYMENT NOR EXCEED 1500NAIRA.IF THESE LAWS ARE PASSED AND IMPLEMENTED THEN WE GO KNOW SAY WE ARE MOVING AND IF NOT.TO HELL WITH THEIR MINIMUM WAGE.NONSENSE.PEOPLE NEVER FIT EAT NA MINIMUM WAGE DEM DEY TALK.DEM FORGET SAY EVEN AS DEM INCREASE AM THOSE IN CHARGE OF FOOD AND HOUSE GO INCREASE THE PRICES AS DEM GET TO KNOW SAY PEOPLE DON DEY MAKE MONEY THAN BEFORE.ITS PROBABLY THE SAME THING ABEG.
u have made some reasonable poit here,government must try to know exactly what is common  problem of the common pple
there re many little and over looked point that re really weaken the large number of pple in the nation
 i support ur view
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-- ajanni (m) at 13-02-2011 08:16PM
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Quote from: ezesunny on 12-02-2011 03:21PM
now they wake up, as they watching what happen to Tunisia and Egypt
Grin Grin Grin Grin
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-- nnennababe (f) at 14-02-2011 12:30AM
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na wah 4 dis our country ooo.18,000 only..........
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