Minimum Wage: Labour, FG Meet in Abuja

Senior members of the organized labour unions have arrived at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in Abuja, for a meeting to finalize negotiations over the new minimum wage.

The president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, his general secretary and some representatives of the Trade Union Congress, as well as the chairman of the National Income and Wages Commission, were seen arriving the premises.

Also present at the meeting is the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, and the Governor of Kebbi State, who is one of the governors’ representatives in the tripartite committee.

The closed-door meeting comes barely 24 hours after the labour leaders boycotted a meeting convened by the Federal Government.

Organised labour is seeking an upward review of the current minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000 , and had threatened to commence a nationwide strike on November 6 if their demands are not met.

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