Minimum Wage: NLC Discloses Actual Amount Tinubu Should Pay Nigerian Workers

Minimum Wage: NLC Discloses Actual Amount Tinubu Should Pay Nigerian Workers

  • The NLC has issued a strong warning to the federal government ahead of the announcement of a new national minimum wage
  • The labour union insisted that it would reject any amount offered by Tinubu's government that is less than N250,000 as the salaries of Nigerian workers
  • NLC disclosed this after Tinubu announced that a consensus had been reached on the long-debated new minimum wage between the federal government and organised labour journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will not accept a new minimum wage of less than N250,000.

Tinubu gets new message from NLC over minimum wage proposal
NLC sends message to Tinubu over minimum wage proposal. Photo credit: Nigeria Labour Congress HQ, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Joe Ajaero's led NLC maintained that organised labour did not agree on any specific figure as the new minimum wage.

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The NLC made this disclosure while reacting to President Tinubu’s claims that an agreement had been reached on new national minimum wages. recalls President Tinubu announcing the conclusion of negotiations on the new minimum wage with organised labour and the private sector in his nationwide broadcast to mark Democracy Day.

President Bola Tinubu revealed that an executive bill to formalise the new minimum wage agreement will soon be sent to the National Assembly.

NLC insists demand remains N250,000

But reacting via a statement, the acting president of the NLC, Prince Adewale Adeyanju, said there was no agreement reached by the tripartite committee on the national minimum wage at the time negotiations ended on Friday, June 7, 2024, Daily Trust reported.

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Adeyanju specifically noted that organised labour was not shifting grounds regarding its N250,000 minimum wage demand proposed to the Nigerian government, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

“Our demand still remains N250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand Naira) only and we have not been given any compelling reasons to change this position which we consider a great concession by Nigerian workers during the tripartite negotiation process,” Adeyanju said.

Tinubu's decision on the minimum wage report will determine labour's next action as the federal government offered to pay workers N62,000.

Minimum wage: FG sends message to labour earlier reported that the federal government urged the labour unions to be realistic in their demand for a new minimum wage for workers.

FG noted that the relief Nigerians are expecting will not come only in the form of an increase in wages but from other packages lined up by the government.

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The minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, disclosed this to journalists at the opening of the 2024 Synod of the Charismatic Bishops Conference of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday.

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