Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Wednesday, emphasized the federal government’s stance on the new minimum wage.
He spoke at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister said the N24,000 per month stands, a figure the organised labour has vehemently kicked against.
Ngige said that once minimum wage was fixed, any organisation or state that had the capacity to pay more could do so.
He cited that Edo, Delta and Lagos states paid their workers more than the current N18, 000 national minimum wage.
He noted that FEC approved the implementation of the no-work, no pay principle when the federal public service workers go on strike..
The minister said that the technical committee, which was inaugurated on April 27, 2016, did their work and submitted to the FEC in Oct. 2017.