In a significant development for Nigerian workers, the National Minimum Wage Committee has concluded a pivotal meeting aimed at raising the minimum wage. The meeting, which began at 5 PM on Monday. Took place at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and brought together representatives from the federal government and organized labor.

FG, NLC, and TUC Sign Groundbreaking Agreement: Details of New Minimum Wage Revealed
FG, NLC, and TUC Sign Groundbreaking Agreement: Details of New Minimum Wage Revealed

After five hours of discussions, the federal government, represented by key ministers, and the labor unions. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) – reached a series of agreements. These were formally documented and signed by all parties involved.

According to Naija News, SGF George Akume, who briefed the press on the outcomes, emphasized President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to establishing a minimum wage exceeding ₦60,000.

Here are the key highlights from the meeting:

President Bola Tinubu’s Commitment: The President is dedicated to ensuring a minimum wage higher than ₦60,000.

Worker Protection: No worker will face victimization as a result of the recent industrial actions.

Productive Discussions: The meeting was deemed realistic and productive by all parties.

Continued Dialogue: The tripartite committee will reconvene daily for one week to finalize the details.

The agreement was signed on behalf of the federal government by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha. Representing organized labor. The President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, and the President of the TUC, Festus Osifo, also signed the document.

This development marks a significant step towards improving the living standards of Nigerian workers and demonstrates. A collaborative effort between the government and labor unions to address workers’ demands. Keep following our site for more updates on this evolving story.


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