Metro Nigeria: Committee Begins Talks on Implementation of New Minimum Wage for Workers



The 15-man panel inaugurated by the Nigerian government and labour unions over implementation of the new minimum wage for workers has started to hold meetings.

According to Mr Chris Onyedika, the acting general secretary of a faction of the NLC and a member of the 15-man committee, the panel had met more than once.

“The 15-man committee will review the Federal Government’s liberalisation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry, leading to the new fuel pump price of N145 per litre," she said.

“The committees will discuss and recommend a new national minimum wage, the N500 billion palliatives being proposed by the Federal Government and the re-constitution of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency Board, among other issues, before presenting its recommendations to government,” Onyedika said.

The deliberations are on the agreement reached between the Federal Government and factions of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in May, this year.

The NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC), had proposed N56, 000 as the national minimum wage to the Federal Government, as against the current N18,000.

The Nation


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