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Nigeria's Lower House Proposes Minimum Wage of 30,000 Naira

Key Nigeria Unions Start Strike to Back Minimum-Wage Demand
Photographer: George Osodi

Nigeria’s House of Representatives recommended increasing the minimum monthly wage by 67 percent to 30,000 naira ($83).

The lower house agreed on the proposal -- which still requires the consent of the Senate and President Muhammadu Buhari before becoming law -- during a session in Abuja, the capital, on Tuesday. The Senate is not scheduled to meet again until Feb. 19, three days after Nigeria holds presidential and parliamentary elections.