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Igbadumhe, Friday and Adeniji, A. A. and Osibanjo, Adewale Omotayo and Imhonopi,, David and Salau, Odunayo Paul (2020) MINIMUM WAGE IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND PROSPECTS. In: Proceedings of INTCESS 2020- 7th International Conference on Education and Social Sciences, 20-22 January, 2020, DUBAI (UAE).

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The purpose of this paper is to explore minimum wage implementation in Nigeria, the contending issues and prospects. The paper employed a systematic and analytical review of literature through documentary sources such as books, journals, reports and online sources with the use of content analysis technique. The review also involves data and documents from government agencies, reports and previous works on wages, budgets and public finances. Budget data covering seven (7) months (Jan – July 2017) were obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics. Reviewed literature shows that the state governments’ inability to implement minimum wage is due to reduction of Federal statutory allocation to the states and the states’ inability to effectively engage in internally generated revenues. A conceptual model for alternative sources and sourcing of revenue was developed. The paper therefore recommends that the state governments should explore alternative sources of revenue. They should be allowed to negotiate and fix minimum wage base on their ability to pay. Also they are encouraged to reorder their priorities and reduce the many frivolous expenses that eat deep into their annual budgets.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: minimum wage, implementation, state government, civil servants
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 11 May 2021 15:25
Last Modified: 11 May 2021 15:25

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