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Ngige faults governors over non-payment of minimum wage

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige says governors who are yet to pay the new minimum wage to workers in their states have no excuse.

In an interview with newsmen he said any employer paying its employee below N30,000 is doing so in contravention of the law.

President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019 into law on April 18, 2019.

The Act makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in the country to pay a minimum of N30,000 to their workers.

It also authorises the Minister of Labour and any person nominated or designated by the minister to take action against such an employer on behalf of the worker to recover the balance of the wages.