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Labour Rejects FG’s N48,000 Offer For Minimum Wage

Nigeria’s organized labour on Wednesday walked out of the minimum wage committee meeting with the Federal Government over the later’s offer of N48,000 new wage.

Representatives of the organized labour comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, were reportedly enraged over the government offer.

Professor Theophilus Ndubuaku, who is one of the representatives of the NLC told Vanguard that, “we asked whether the N45,000 is for transport, food, clothing, housing or for what.”

“So we just told them that since they are not serious, we better just leave, so we stormed out of the place.”

He said that the government offer was presented to them by the Permanent Secretary, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Office.

It will be recalled that the organized labour had made a demand of N615,000 as the new minimum wage and had given the government up till May 31 to conclude negotiations on the new living wage.

The Tripartite Committee on the New National Minimum Wage resumed negotiations on Wednesday.

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