BREAKING: Tinubu pledges minimum wage hike above N60,000

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President Bola Tinubu has committed to raising the national minimum wage above N60,000, according to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume. This announcement followed an extensive meeting with Organized Labour on Monday night, aimed at resolving the nationwide strike demanding higher wages.

The meeting, which began at 5:00 PM and concluded shortly before 11:00 PM, ended with both parties signing an agreement. Although the full details of the agreement have not been made public, Akume provided key highlights:

Daily Meetings: The National Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage will meet daily for the next week to finalize an agreeable minimum wage.

National Minimum Wage Commitment: The Tinubu administration is committed to implementing a national minimum wage higher than N60,000.

No Victimisation: The government has assured that no worker will face repercussions for participating in the strike.

The high-level meeting included representatives such as the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha. Organized Labour was represented by the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, and the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo.
These developments are expected to lead to the suspension of the nationwide strike, pending the outcome of the Tripartite Committee’s deliberations. The Federal Government remains committed to safeguarding the rights and interests of Nigerian workers throughout this process.

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