NEWS: Tinubu’s Govt To Pay N794,000 As New Minimum Wage? NLC Gives Update

Tinubu’s Govt To Pay N794,000 As New Minimum Wage? NLC Gives Update

's Govt To Pay N794,000 As New Minimum Wage? NLC Gives Update

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There is a fresh update regarding the improvement of the workers welfare under Bola Tinubu's Tinubu's government is expected to announce the new minimum wage for workers, meant to cushion the effect of subsidy removalIn a recent interview, NLC's national treasurer, Hakeem Ambali, opened up on government plans and meetings on the development

Henzodaily.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

State House, Abuja – The 37-member tripartite committee on minimum wage set up by President 's led will reconvene mid-April.

The federal government, led by Tinubu, will resume talks and negotiations with the NLC regarding the demands for the new minimum wage in mid-April.
Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, HQ NLC
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The April meeting is to continue further negotiations and consultations on the new minimum wage expected to be announced by President Tinubu on May 1, 2024.

The national treasurer of the Labour Congress (NLC) Hakeem Ambali, who is also a member of the tripartite committee, disclosed this in an interview with The Punch in Abuja on Sunday, March 31.

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Ambali noted that the committee members are still collating and analyzing the reports received from the zonal public hearings.

The new minimum wage explained briefly

During the public hearings held across the six geo-political zones of the country between Wednesday, March 27, 2024 and Thursday, March 28, 2024, different zones had suggested different amounts for minimum wage.

But Joe Ajaero, the president of the NLC, had called for a market survey before the workers would reach a consensus on the new minimum wage.

However, the demands of the NLC in six states in the northeast differ from those of the southwest states. In Lagos, the southwest states asked for N794,000 as the new minimum wage.

Speaking on the outcome of the recently held meeting, Ambali simply said:

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“We have been compiling and analysing zonal reports.”

When asked about the fixed for the next meeting of the committee, he said:

“Mid-April.”

Why did Tinubu set up the tripartite committee?

Meanwhile, President Tinubu, through Kashim Shettima, on January 30, 2024, set up the 37-member panel, to recommend a new national minimum wage for the country.

NLC proposes N794k minimum wage, reacts

Meanwhile, Henzodaily.ng earlier reported that Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, questioned the possibility of fulfilling the payment of a N794,000 minimum wage in Nigeria.

Via a tweet on his verified page on Friday, March 8, Sani pointed out that even with N30,000 minimum wage, “many states are still struggling to pay salaries”.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member said how the “N700,000 minimum wage” proposed by the NLC will be paid should be debated.

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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