Council of State approves N27,000 as new minimum wage for states, N30,000 for federal workers

Council of State approves N27,000 as new minimum wage for states, N30,000 for federal workers


National Council of State has fixed the lowest pay permitted by law at N27,000.

This sum is for the smallest paid employee in the states & the individual category.

Still Federal Government employee will receive N30,000 as their lowest pay permitted by law.


The Council come to this conclusion at its gathering in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, has recently affirmed the happening to State House Correspondents in Abuja.

With the result of the gathering, Ngige expressed that a bill would be forwarded to the National Assembly by Wednesday (tomorrow).

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