Osinbajo, top presidency officials meet over the proposed new national wage

Top officials of the presidency have met to decide on the proposal of the federal government to the tripartite committee, which is negotiating the proposed new national minimum wage.

The committee had said that the inputs from federal and state governments are withholding the conclusion of talks on the proposed new wage.

On Tuesday night, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over a meeting with top officials to decide on the amount that the federal government will propose to the committee.

At the meeting were ministers of finance, budget and national planning, trade, industries and investments ministers.

Also at the meeting were labour and employment minister, director general of the national budget office and executive chairman of the national incomes, salaries and wages commission.

Ahead of the conclusion of the negotiations, the organized private sector had proposed a N25,000 monthly minimum wage, while the organized labour still insists on n65,500 national monthly minimum wage.

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