FG, Labour sign agreement as Tinubu promises minimum wage above N60,000

…..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 and the leadership of the Labour Unions have signed agreement after the marathon meeting between the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. George Akume and Labour Leaders.

Akume said 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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