Labour Discloses Amount They Will Insist On During Meeting With Tinubu

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has disclosed that it would insist on ₦250,000 minimum wage during the planned meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday (today).

Recall that Naija News reported that Labour leaders were invited to a meeting with the President in furtherance of Tinubu’s promise to hold more consultations with stakeholders on the minimum wage.

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The proposed meeting is coming about a month after the President said, in his Democracy Day speech on June 12, 2024, that an executive bill on the new national minimum wage would soon be sent to the National Assembly for passage.

However, the Head of Public Affairs of the NLC, Benson Upah told Punch that the Congress would insist on its ₦250,000 proposal during the session with the President

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“We are going to the table with our demand of N250,000 even as the cost of living has since moved up. We have been very reasonable and patriotic,” Upah said.

Tinubu had earlier received a report of the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume.

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The report, which Akume received from the Chairman of the Tripartite Committee, Bukar Goni Aji, recommended ₦62,000 minimum wage based on the submissions by federal, state governments and the Organised Private Sector.

Labour is, however, insisting on ₦250,000, while the state governors said they might be unable to pay ₦62,000.

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