New National Minimum Wage: 'What We Are Expecting From Tinubu', NLC Opens Up

New National Minimum Wage: 'What We Are Expecting From Tinubu', NLC Opens Up

  • The new national minimum wage committee had submitted two figures to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
  • While the government and the organised private sector offered N62,000, the organised labour demanded N250,000 living wage
  • reports that the current national minimum wage in Nigeria is N30,000 (less than 25 dollars) journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

FCT, Abuja - The organised labour on Monday, June 24, said it expects President Bola Tinubu to reach out to members of the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage to reconcile the figures.

As reported by Vanguard newspaper, the organised labour noted this is important considering the current stalemate.

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Joe Ajaero provides an update on the new minimum wage tussle. Photo credits: @NLCHeadquarters, @officialABAT
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It also said that it was expecting to see a copy of the draft bill that would be sent to the national assembly. This, it said, would ensure that some of the issues discussed at the tripartite committee were captured in the bill.

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Responding to newsmen in Abuja when he received Onuh Edoka, the special adviser to the Kogi state governor on labour matters; Joe Ajaero, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said:

“It’s expected of him (Tinubu) to reach out to the tripartite committee, not just labour, the entire employers, people representing labour to see whether they can build a synergy outside the negotiating table to come up with a figure that should be transmitted to the national assembly, that is our position.
“For him to adopt any of the positions, you see that the other parties will feel aggrieved.
“As of today, none of such has happened, That is the right thing to be done since there is a kind of stalemate.”

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Earlier, reported that Senator Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, the lawmaker representing Nasarawa West zone, urged President Tinubu to approve at least N150,000 as the new minimum wage.

Wadada made the call in an interview with newsmen in Keffi local government area (LGA) of Nasarawa state.


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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