Negotiation of new national minimum wage to begins on Monday

NLC members walk out on Governor Amosun at May Day rally in Abeokuta

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a tripartite committee to negotiate a new national minimum wage for workers.

The 30-member committee headed by a former housing minister, Amma Pepple, will be inaugurated on Monday, next week.

Representing the federal government in the committee are ministers of labour, budget and national planning and finance, as well as chairman of national salaries, incomes and wages commission and head of service of the federation.

Governors Rauf Aregbesola, Rochas Okorocha, Simon Lalong, Ibrahim Dankwabo and Atiku Bagudu represent the 36 state governors.

Other members of the committee are top leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress for the organised Labour and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association for the organized private sector.

The organised labour is demanding the rise in the monthly minimum wage from N18,000 to N56,000.

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