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New Minimum Wage Takes Effect From April 2019, Arreers To Be Paid December

Federal Government has resolved to backdate the new minimum wage of N30,000 to April 18, 2019 even as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo directed the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, to effect payment of the Arreers on or before 31st December, 2019.
The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, made this known to news men today, October 23 shortly after the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential villa, Abuja, presided over by the Vice President.
Also briefing the news men, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said that N1.7 billion was approved by FEC for procurement and installation of communication equipment for airport towers in Zaria and Katsina.
He said that the equipment would ensure safety and efficiency at the airports, adding that the completion period for the contract is eight months.
This was even as the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, said that the FEC approved the use of methanol in the Nigerian economy.
The Minister said that methanol “is derivable from gas that accompanies crude oil,” saying that it had been profitable for oil companies to flare the gas, which has posed great environmental problems in the country.
According to him, FEC approved methanol to be used as transportation fuel, cooking and that it is cheap and safe.

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