The federal government and organised labour have agreed on the fixing of a new minimum wage that is above N60,000.

The agreement was reached at the end of a meeting held on Monday between leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and representatives of the federal government.

The meeting was called by the federal government after labour commenced an indefinite nationwide strike to demand a living wage.

George Akume, the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), who read the resolutions reached at the end of the meeting, said, “President Bola Tinubu is committed to a national minimum wage that is higher than N60,000”.


“Arising from the above, the Tripartite Committee is to meet everyday for the next one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable National Minimum Wage;
Labour in deference to the high esteem of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of
Nigeria’s commitment in above undertakes to convene a meeting of its organs immediately to consider this commitment; and No worker would be victimized as a result of the industrial action.”

THE STRIKE ACTION

On Monday, activities in public schools, government offices, airports, and many public institutions were grounded owing to the indefinite strike declared by the labour.

The labour unions declared an indefinite strike due to the federal government’s inability to agree with the proposed minimum wage.