BREAKING: NLC Demands N794,000 Minimum Wage, Gives Details

BREAKING: NLC Demands N794,000 Minimum Wage, Gives Details

  • Members of the NLC in the Southwest have proposed N794,000 new minimum wage during the hearing of the presidential tripartite committee for national minimum wage
  • The demand was presented by the Lagos state chapter of the NLC on behalf of other states in the southwest region during the hearing of the committee
  • The tripartite committee was created by President Bola Tinubu and chaired by vice president Kashim Shettima

FCT, Abua - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the southwest region have demanded N794,000 new minimum wage for workers in the geopolitical zones.

The workers in the region made the demand through Funmi Sessi, the chairperson of the NLC in Lagos state, The Punch reported.

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Workers announce N794k as new minimum wage Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigerian Labour Congress
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Sessi made the demand during her presentation at the public hearing of the National Minimum Wage tripartite committee in Ikeja, the state capital, on Thursday, March 7.

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According to Sessi, the demand was a joint agreement by the union's members across the six states in the Southwest.

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President Bola Tinubu, through Vice President Kashim Shettima, inaugurated a 37-member panel on the new minimum wage in the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja on January 30, 2024.

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The public hearing on the new minimum wage was held across the six geopolitical zones in the country. It was organised to receive inputs from organised labour, state governors, ministers, organised private sectors and civil society groups. Their inputs were expected to reflect the workers' aspirations and the current economic realities.

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It was learnt that Joe Ajaero, the president of the NLC, will chair the minimum wage meeting in the North-East state, which will be held in Yola, the capital of Adamawa.

Wale Edun, the minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, presided over the southwest meeting in Lagos.

Jigawa approves N30,000 wages for workers earlier reported that Jigawa state governor Umar Namadi approved the immediate payment of N30,000 salary awards to workers in the state.

The workers are expected to start receiving alerts of N20 thousand for January and February on Monday and are expected to receive another N10 thousand by the end of March.

It was learnt that the palliative was part of the agreement between the NLC in the state and the government to address the effect of removing the fuel subsidy.


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