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Minimum wage: We're waiting for Tinubu's response - NLC declares

Minimum wage: We're waiting for Tinubu's response - NLC decl

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Joe Ajaero, has announced that organized labour will hold off on any industrial action pending President Bola Tinubu's decision on the new minimum wage proposals submitted by the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage.

During a statement on Monday, Ajaero clarified that the NLC will not take immediate action until the President responds to the proposals presented to him.

The two contrasting proposals for the new minimum wage were delivered to President Tinubu by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, George Akume.

The Proposals; the NLC is advocating for a minimum wage of N250,000, which they believe reflects a feasible living wage for Nigerian workers while in contrast, the federal and state governments, along with the Organized Private Sector, have proposed a minimum wage of N62,000.

Ajaero emphasized that the NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, will wait for President Tinubu's decision before deciding on their next course of action.

He stated, “Two reports have been sent to the President, and the NLC will wait to see how he handles the matter before making any moves. We will not act unilaterally after presenting our position to the President.”

He added that once the President makes a decision, the NLC’s National Executive Council will convene to discuss the direction provided and plan their subsequent steps accordingly.

“The National Executive Council will have significant discussions based on the President’s decision. We will follow their guidance on the matter,” Ajaero concluded.

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