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NLC Northwest zone proposes N485,000 as minimum wage for workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the Northwest zone has proposed that the new National Minimum Wage should be N485,000 for workers across the nation.

Naijaonpoint learnt that this proposition was outlined in a paper delivered during the North West Public hearing on Thursday.

The event which is part of the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage discussions, took place at the Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano.

Mr. Kabir Inuwa, the Kano State Chairman of the Congress, presented the proposal on behalf of the Northwest leadership, citing the changing conditions of the national economy as the rationale behind the proposed N485,000 figure.

He explained further that this figure represents the estimated monthly expenditure for a household, consisting of a father, mother, and four children

The NLC leader also emphasized that the Minimum Wage Act provides all necessary protections to guarantee adherence.

He thus underscored the necessity for the Federal Government’s intervention to enforce compliance by withholding allocations from any state or public institutions that violate the minimum wage law.