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Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by valentineuwakwe(m): 4:24am On Jan 08
The Federal Government may soon lose its exclusive power to negotiate and determine the minimum wage for workers across the three tiers of government.

The House of Representatives is considering an amendment to the 1999 Constitution by removing matters relating to wages from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent Legislative List.

When a bill becomes law , respective states and local governments will determine different wages for their workers.

The legislation is titled, ‘ A Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) to , Among Others, Transfer the Subject Matter of Minimum Wage Prescription from the Exclusive Legislative List Set Out Under Part I of the Second Schedule to the Concurrent Legislative List Set Out Under Part II of the Second Schedule to the Constitution ; and for Related Matters ’.

The bill sponsored by Mr Garba Datti Muhammad , which is at second reading, is seeking to make respective governments to determined wages in accordance to available resources.
Muhammad expressed hope that the Federal Government, the organised labour , and the governors would support the proposal . He stated that allowing the Federal Government to solely determine a uniform wage for all states, irrespective of their individual economic capacity , was unfair .

Muhammad said , “ Let every state pay according to what it has. But labour always looks at it from the point of ‘you want to weaken the organised Labour so that the government will always have a say’. Every labour union in the states should negotiate with the respective state governments . ”
source: https://punchng.com/reps-may-allow-states-to-determine-minimum-wage/

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Luckydubby7(m): 4:50am On Jan 08
Some states will fix their own between 10k to 15k.
While they will loot pass the ones paying 30k to 40k.

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Gamer999: 4:50am On Jan 08
O wrong nau habah
The kind of autonomy they are giving state governments ehnn!

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by tunwumi: 4:51am On Jan 08
This should be the same approach on resources identified in each states too.

Enough of dumb leaders govering this nation

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by UnBanEbenezer(f): 4:51am On Jan 08
Okay
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Chicastle: 4:52am On Jan 08
Aren't they tired of this minimum wage saga?
Pay it nah
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Kingbenn(m): 4:53am On Jan 08
Shee una no dey sleep
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Omihanifa: 4:54am On Jan 08
Why can the national assembly also work towards making states to have control over its natural resources so that they can have more money to execute projects and also pay a reasonable minimum wage

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by tamdun: 4:55am On Jan 08
Not a bad idea, Lagos, Rivers, kano were able to pay the minimum wages easily while some state were struggling, hope state govt won't abuse the power.

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by AbijaJ: 4:55am On Jan 08
I think that would be better because all states are not equal when it comes to income generation and revenues, cost of living, and other indices. We all know some states are richer/poorer than others. Therefore each state should be free decide its own fiscal policies, including wages.

It can go a long way in resolving the issue of some states owing salaries, because it is better to pay what you can afford as a state government, than to owe workers salaries that you can't afford to pay. undecided

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by lkillbrokehoes: 4:56am On Jan 08
Messed up country

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Amucha: 4:56am On Jan 08
NLC and TUC should reject this outrightly.
Minimum wage as the name imply, simple means minimum payable to a worker in a country. It should be a national thing, while states can add to it.
The sponsor is either ignorant or hate the people.

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Ihatemumu: 4:56am On Jan 08
tamdun:
Not a bad idea, Lagos, Rivers, kano were able to pay the minimum wages easily while some state are struggling, hope they won't abuse it sha


What about people from other states? Put yourself in their shoes too
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Denzil2020: 4:59am On Jan 08
cool
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by afeezag: 5:00am On Jan 08
This will worsen the situation cos some states might say they don't av the capacity to pay more than 18k

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by illicit(m): 5:00am On Jan 08
shocked
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Blue3k(m): 5:03am On Jan 08
This is actually logical of them. A nationally minimum wage is unnecessary and impractical when you consider the cost of living, productivity and income levels between states. Wages are a contract between the employer and employee anyway.

Seriously what percentage of the polulation make minimum wage anyway? From what I understand it's usually entry level employees.

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by tamdun: 5:12am On Jan 08
Ihatemumu:



What about people from other states? Put yourself in their shoes too
Some state are not even making 10% of what Lagos state alone is making and u want them to shoulder same responsibility as Lagos?
I know it's not easy for some civil servants but that's the reality

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by boolet: 5:14am On Jan 08
I sincerely think the government should make a legislation that will make minimum wage apply to the private employers of labor as well.

tamdun:

Some state are not even making 10% of what Lagos state alone is making and u want them to shoulder same responsibility as Lagos?
I know it's not easy for some civil servants but that's the reality
Salaries are too basic to be crying foul about IGR.
Other factors, like the cost of living, should be considered when arguing for how low or high the minimum wage of a state should be.
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by openmine(m): 5:16am On Jan 08
How much is the minimum wage that some of these governors can't pay?
Check very well you will discover most of them have more than 50 aides on their payroll and most of them are contributing virtually nothing yet they collect huge amount of money as salaries!

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Juell(m): 5:16am On Jan 08
Nigeria is deep shit
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Ihatemumu: 5:18am On Jan 08
tamdun:

Some state are not even making 10% of what Lagos state alone is making and u want them to shoulder same responsibility as Lagos?
I know it's not easy for some civil servants but that's the reality

Trust me, the crime rate will reach it's peak cause how will Nigeria with all their crude oil will still be labeled the poorest country in the world? Think!!!

Minimum wage cannot buy an android device yet we pretend all is well.
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Luckydubby7(m): 5:19am On Jan 08
tamdun:
Not a bad idea, Lagos, Rivers, kano were able to pay the minimum wages easily while some state were struggling, hope state govt won't abuse the power.
Is it the Kano have reduced it to 18k?
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by lexyblazy: 5:21am On Jan 08
Who else feels like all these headlines are redundant, like the govt publishes nonsense like this once in while to make us feel like they're actually doing any work.

"FG to lift..."
"Reps to implement.."
"FG to commence..."
"Presidency to execute..."etc.

All empty promises and statements.

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Blue3k(m): 5:23am On Jan 08
Muhammad said , “ Let every state pay according to what it has. But labour always looks at it from the point of ‘you want to weaken the organised Labour so that the government will always have a say’. Every labour union in the states should negotiate with the respective state governments . ”

This actually pretty clever of him. He'll weaken labor unions by simply devolving state power. The labor unions did threaten strikes and forced the federal government to pay 30k before the election. Now that will be much harder if they have to fight every different states at different times with different budgets.

If they're smart they'll ram this through. It's a pretty self serving piece of legislation. It would probably effect public support for these raises since benefits are limited to particular groups but spread to everyone.

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:23am On Jan 08
That is the best way to go

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Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by mcjohny(m): 5:26am On Jan 08
these wicked SE governors will squeeze the living daylight out of my people
Re: Reps May Allow States To Determine Minimum Wage by Starcrest1: 5:33am On Jan 08
Everyday, the Nigerian government brings out another silly policy. If Nigeria is not a federation again, they should say so.

This ain't brilliant......

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