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June 13, 2024

Nigerian newspapers : Labour rejects Tinubu’s claims of agreement on minimum wage

Nigerian newspapers

In Vanguard’s Nigerian Newspapers review programme, Today in the News, Vanguard reports that the Organised Labour has rejected President Bola Tinubu’s claims that an agreement had been reached on new national minimum wages in his nationwide broadcast to mark Democracy Day.

Reports on the disagreement between the federal government and organised labour on a new minimum wage dominate the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

Vanguard also reports that Salihu Lukman, a former vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the north-west, has resigned as a member of the ruling party.

The newspaper says the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) said it has not reached an agreement with the federal government on the new minimum wage.

The Punch reports that the federal government has urged organised labour to consider the economic implications of its push for an “unrealistic” national minimum wage. 

The newspaper says the federal government has begun talks with the World Bank on 90,000 km of fibre optic cable.

Daily Trust reports that only 5.3 million Nigerians working in the formal sector will benefit from the new minimum wage.

Also in Today in the News, The Guardian reports that suspected Boko Haram terrorists have kidnapped four passengers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in Borno. 

The newspaper says President Bola Tinubu said Nigeria’s unity cannot be traded while calling on Nigerians to support the process of nation-building.