Minimum Wage – Nigeria

  • Valid in May 2020
  • The amounts are in Nigerian Naira (₦).

Per month
National Minimum Wage
Minimum wage with effect from 1 April 2019. Information last updated on this page 19/04/2019

Working Hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 40
  • The minimum wage in Nigeria is based on monthly income with an average working period of 8 hours daily and 5 days weekly.


Nigeria has a government-mandated minimum wage. No worker in Nigeria can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay.
Employers in Nigeria who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by the government of Nigeria.

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