Organised Labour committed to harmonize minimum wage across boards


Present Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with the Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee over the N30,000 agreed figure for new minimum wage.

Others at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, the venue of the meeting are the Chairperson of the Tripartite Committee and former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Ama Pepple, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, Director General of NECA among others.

Recall that the Federal Government had proposed N24, 000, while State Governors proposed N22,500 as new minimum wage but the two proposals infuriated the organised labour before government accepted to pay N30, 000.

However, despite the agreement reached during the Monday night meeting, the organized labour said the success recorded in making the Federal Government to accept N30,000 as the agreed minimum wage for Nigerian workers, there are still hurdles to cross.

He also directed Presidents and Secretaries of affiliate unions to mobilize members and be on standby in case any further directives on the implementations of the agreed amount.