Federal Government to meet with organised Labour today over the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage

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Representatives of the Federal Government on Monday met with the leadership of organised labour over the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige presided over the meeting.

Speaking after the meeting, Ngige announced that there would be another meeting on Tuesday with heads of government agencies and parastatals, where their books would be opened for scrutiny to see what amount can actually be paid to workers.

Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its state councils to prepare for strike on Oct. 16 if negotiation breaks down again with Federal Government.

In a circular sent to state councils, signed by its General Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, NLC said it was a notice in case the proposed negotiations slated for Oct. 15 with the Federal Government broke down.