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Corps members will receive 30,000 new minimum wage –FG

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National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members across the country will receive N30,000, the new minimum wage, as allowance.

This is according to the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed.

The minister made this known on Thursday while addressing a press conference in Abuja on the activities of her ministry.

She explained however that the government was still working out the modalities over the new minimum wage.

Her words:  “Apart from the increase of the minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000, there is also a consequential adjustment that we have to negotiate with the labour unions.

“The total implication of that would be worked out only after the negotiations and that would involve determining how much increase every other employee above the minimum wage would get.

“It could be a flat amount or a proportion, but the other aspect that is clear is that there would be an increase for the National Youth Service Corps as well because, by the Act, they should earn at least the minimum wage and the NYSC also has to increase to that N30, 000.

“So, because we have not done the negotiation with labour, I cannot give you the details of what we are projecting because it is simply on projections.”