New Minimum Wage: Tinubu's Govt Reached Agreement With NLC/TUC? Tripartite Committee Member Speaks

New Minimum Wage: Tinubu's Govt Reached Agreement With NLC/TUC? Tripartite Committee Member Speaks

  • The organised private sector (OPS) has said the NLC and TUC have not reached an agreement with the federal government on the minimum wage
  • recalls that in his Democracy Day speech on Wednesday, June 12, President Bola Tinubu painted a picture of harmonious and successful wage review negotiations
  • After the NLC countered Tinubu, the OPS appealed to all parties involved to "work harder to resolve outstanding issues" journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism in Nigeria.

FCT, Abuja - Dele Oye, the national president of the Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce (NACCIMA) has said the 37-member tripartite committee set up by the federal government to review the minimum wage for workers was still in the middle of negotiation.

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As reported by The Punch on Thursday, June 13, Oye faulted the contradictory statements being made on the talks.

New minimum wage: Organised private sector urges NLC, TUC and FG to work harder to resolve outstanding issues
Organised private sector laments that the disagreement over the minimum wage is creating uncertainty in the ability of businesses to make decisions. Photo credits: @NLCHeadquarters, @officialABAT
Source: Twitter

He said:

“No agreement has been reached with Labour; however, it is wrong to make a press statement in the middle of negotiations apart from appealing to all parties involved to work harder to resolve outstanding issues, as the impasse is already creating uncertainty in the ability of businesses to make decisions."

In January, the federal government inaugurated a 37-member tripartite committee on the national minimum wage.

The committee was tasked with the responsibility of recommending a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

However, the demand by organised labour regarding the minimum wage is yet to be met.

On June 3, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike to protest against the federal government’s inability to meet their minimum wage demand.

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Twenty-four hours later, the labour unions “relaxed” the strike by one week. reports that labour demands N250,000 as minimum wage, while the FG reportedly proposed N62,000.

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Minimum wage: Labour attacks Akpabio amid negotiations earlier reported that the organised labour dismissed claims by senate president Godswill Akpabio that its recent nationwide strike over the disputed minimum wage amounted to economic sabotage.

NLC said the true economic saboteurs are those looting national resources — not the labour force.

According to organised labour, Akpabio’s subtle threat that the senate would move into executive session to address the issue of labour’s strike smacks of contempt for open and transparent debate which ought to be the bedrock of parliamentary proceedings.


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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