Labour Rejects Tinubu’s Govt N62,000 Wage Offer, May Resume Strike Tuesday, Details Emerge

Labour Rejects Tinubu’s Govt N62,000 Wage Offer, May Resume Strike Tuesday, Details Emerge

  • The organised labour may embark on a nationwide strike on Tuesday, June 11, over the new minimum wage
  • reports that labour rejected the proposed N62,000 and N100,000 minimum wage as “starvation wages” for workers
  • During the last meeting of the tripartite committee on minimum wage on Friday, June 7, labour demanded for 250,000 minimum wage journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering governance and public journalism.

FCT, Abuja - The organised labour on Monday, June 10, said it will not accept any N62,000 or N100,000 as the new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

Speaking in an interview on Channels Television’s 'The Morning Brief' show, Chris Onyeka, an assistant general secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), insisted on N250,000 as minimum wage.

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Onyeka said:

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“We have never contemplated N100,000 let alone of N62,000. We are still at N250,000, that is where we are, and that is what we considered enough concession to the government and the other social partners in this particular situation. We are not just driven by frivolities but the realities of the market place; realities of things we buy every day: bag of rice, yam, garri, and all of that.”

Furthermore, the labour official stated that should the FG and national assembly fail to act on the demands of workers by tomorrow (Tuesday, June 11), the umbrella bodies of the civil servants in the country – the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) – would meet to decide on the resumption of the nationwide industrial action relaxed on Tuesday, June 3.

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NLC/TUC’s fresh proposal surfaces earlier reported that the president of the TUC, Festus Osifo, insisted that N250,000 as the minimum wage aligns with current hardships.

The organised labour said the demands of the NLC and TUC were clear and just, adding that it remained committed to advocating for the rights and welfare of all Nigerian workers and will not succumb to any form of intimidation.


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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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