New Minimum Wage: Abuja Holds Committee Meeting

New Minimum Wage: Abuja Holds Committee Meeting
New Minimum Wage: Abuja Holds Committee Meeting

In Abuja, the pivotal fifth meeting of the tripartite committee, tasked with determining the new national minimum wage, is currently ongoing. This assemblage, marking a critical stage since the suspension of strikes by organized labor, is convened in private at the Nicon Luxury Hotel.

Participating in the discussions are noteworthy figures including the Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Minister of Labour and Employment (State) Nkiruka Onyejeocha, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma, a delegate from the Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission, alongside the Ministers of Finance Wale Edun, and Budget and National Planning Atiku Bagudu.

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The committee’s latest meeting on Thursday brought forward assurances from the members that a decisive minimum wage figure is to be publicized today, Friday.

This meeting comes after organized labor paused their strike action for a week, granting the committee additional time to conclude negotiations and propose a finalized wage figure for submission to the National Assembly.

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