NLC Maintains Stance on ₦250,000 Minimum Wage

... Disputes President Tinubu's Claim of Agreement on New National Minimum Wage


Ajaero NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted on N250,000 as minimum wage and faulted President Bola Tinubu’s comment over the matter.

The committee on the new minimum wage had submitted its report to the Federal Government, pegging its offer at N62,000.

President Tinubu during his Democracy Day speech said an executive bill on the new national minimum wage for workers will soon be sent to the National Assembly for passage.

But the NLC has faulted the remark, insisting it won’t back down on its demand.

“The NLC would have expected that the advisers of the President would have told him that we neither reached any agreement with the federal government and the employers on the base figure for a National Minimum Wage nor on its other components,” the NLC said in a statement by Adewale Adeyanju standing in for Joe Ajaero who is in Geneva, Switzerland, for the ILO Conference.

“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.”

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