National minimum wage committee to begin sitting

New wage: Technical committee finalizes work on report

A committee that will negotiate a new national minimum wage is scheduled to begin sitting at the end of this month.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, who made this known at a forum in Lagos, said the Presidency had agreed that it will be represented by six members in the proposed negotiating committee.

Wabba who regards the negotiation as long overdue, explained that the organized labour and private sector will also be represented in the committee.

Meanwhile, labour and employment minister, Senator Chris Ngige said the federal executive council has approved the setting up of the negotiating committee since last May.

Ngige addressing the state house correspondents after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, however, informs that the chairman of the proposed committee is yet to be named.

The minister also said the organised labour is yet to name its representatives in the proposed wage negotiating committee.

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