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Tinubu Is Committed To Minimum Wage Above N60,000- SGF 

 

…..Labour to convene meeting of its organs on FG’s commitment

As the nationwide strike by the Organised Labour over a new minimum wage for workers paralyse economic activities in Nigeria, the Federal Government says President Bola Tinubu is committed to a national minimum wage above ₦60,000.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, announced after a marathon meeting with labour leaders in Abuja late Monday.

He said the President is “committed to a national minimum wage that is higher than N60,000”.

“The tripartite committee is to meet every day for the next one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable national minimum wage,” Akume said.

The SGF added that the Organised Labour, in deference to the high esteem of the President, agreed to convene a meeting of its organs immediately to consider the commitment of the President.

The meeting has the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero; and his counterpart in the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo, in attendance.

On the government’s side were Akume; Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris Malagi; and Labour Minister Nkiruka Onyejeocha; among others.

Businesses, airports, universities, hospitals and power supply were affected as Labour began an indefinite strike on Monday over Labour’s demand for a new minimum wage.

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