Despite a proposal to the contrary, delegates at the ongoing national conference have voted against having the minimum wage increased from N18,000 to N40,000.
The conference started by considering some of the outstanding issues in the report of the committee on public service, including that a proposal seeking to have the issue of minimum wage moved to the concurrent legislative list.
The other amendment that sought to review upward the minimum wage was also considered by the conference.
However, in their final consideration of the report of the committee on public service, the delegates voted to have the issue of the national minimum wage retained on the exclusive legislative list.
During that session, another amendment proposed that 40% of the ministers to be appointed by the president should be female, which caused some disorder on the floor.
When order was restored, the conference commenced consideration of the report of the committee on science, technology and development.