July 11, 2024

Minimum Wage: Labour leaders arrive to meet Tinubu in Aso Rock

Minimum Wage

File image of protesting labour union members.

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja

Leadership of the Organized Labour has arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to meet with President Bola Tinubu over the minimum wage.

The labour leaders, who arrived at the State House about 2 pm, were led by the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Comrade Festus Osifo and they proceeded straight to the President’s office.

Though the agenda of the meeting is not made public, it may not be unconnected to the lingering minimum wage issues.

The Tripartite Committee on the new national minimum wage had recently submitted two figures to the President as the organized private sector and the government team had offered to pay N62,000, while the organized labour demanded N250,000.

Following the disagreement over the figure, the President has delayed to send any figure to the National Assembly through Executive Bill to consult with all the relevant stakeholders in order to resolve all the contentious issues.