Fresh Report Unveils Amount Tinubu's Govt Proposed as New Minimum Wage

Fresh Report Unveils Amount Tinubu's Govt Proposed as New Minimum Wage

  • The federal government of Nigeria has reportedly proposed N54,000 as a new minimum wage
  • reports that this follows a walkout by the organised labour comprising the NLC and TUC during the last meeting with the tripartite committee over the proposed N48,000 as minimum wage
  • However, a source from a meeting with the FG held on Tuesday, May 21, reportedly disclosed that the government has agreed to increase the minimum wage to N54,000 journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

FCT, Abuja - The Bola Tinubu-led government has upped its proposal for the new minimum wage to N54,000.

The labour unions had argued that the current minimum wage of N30,000 can no longer cater for the well-being of an average Nigerian worker.

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NLC and TUC have rejected FG’s fresh N54,000 minimum wage proposal
FG proposes a new minimum wage. Photo credits: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria Labour Congress HQ
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According to The Punch report on Tuesday, May 21, this development follows labour's rejection of the N48,000 minimum wage proposed by the FG.

Recall the meeting called by the federal government on Wednesday, May 15, to discuss the national minimum wage for workers ended abruptly as leaders of organised labour staged a walk-out.

Speaking on behalf of the labour, Joe Ajaero, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), condemned the federal government’s proposed N48,000 wage.

He stated that the government was not serious about negotiating with the labour, adding that the government has until the end of the month to decide.

But The Punch reported on Tuesday afternoon that "a highly reliable source" at an ongoing meeting in Abuja disclosed that the government has decided to raise the proposed pay.

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The source said:

“The federal government has now proposed the sum of N54,000."

It is not immediately clear if this offer will be accepted as the FG’s proposal is a far cry from the N615,000 proposed by organised labour.

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Sani breaks down Tinubu's N48k proposed wage

Earlier, reported that Shehu Sani, the former senator representing Kaduna Central, urged the Tinubu-led federal government to propose a reasonable new minimum wage.

The former lawmaker maintained that considering the state of the economy, no worker in the country can survive with anything less than N100,000.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at

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