The National Council of State Tuesday approved N27,000 as the new national minimum wage.
The meeting which started at about 11.a.m prompt at the Council Chamber comprises of past presidents and heads of state, chief justices of Nigeria (CJN), the leadership of the National Assembly, state governors among others.
Following the Council’s approval, a minimum wage bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly on Wednesday.
According to the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, the government is topping the approved amount by N3,000 to N30,000 for federal workers.
He said the states are at liberty to augment the new agreement as they see fit.