Details of Tinubu’s New Minimum Wage’s Proposal Emerge

Details of Tinubu’s New Minimum Wage’s Proposal Emerge

  • President Bola Tinubu-led federal government has been said to be planning the proposal of N150,000 to N200,000 as the new minimum wage
  • A source within the office of the SGF made the revelation as the office conveyed a meeting between the federal government and the organised labour
  • Recall that the NLC and TUC, in their joint submission to the federal government, proposed N615,000 as the new minimum wage journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, AbujaThe federal government, under President Bola Tinubu‘s watch, is said to be proposing a new minimum wage of between N150,000 and N200,000 for the organised sector.

This is as if the government had fixed meetings with the leadership of organised labour. The meeting is expected to take place at the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and government representatives on the tripartite committee on the new minimum wage will be in attendance.

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President Bola Tinubu-led federal government has reportedly proposed between N150 to N200k as the new minimum wage for workers.
How much Tinubu proposing for new minimum wage emerges
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FG meets labour leaders over minimum wage

According to This Day, the letter for the meeting was dated April 24 and signed by the permanent secretary to the SGF.

The letter reads in part:

“The purpose of the meeting is to deliberate and agree on the government position on the new minimum wage, which will be presented at the next meeting of the triparted Committee”.

Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congres (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), have made separate proposals for the new minimum wage, citing what they referred to as the economic realities.

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They have urged the government to adhere to their demands for a living wage that would sustain an average worker over the rising cost of living in the country.

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While the NLC had proposed N794,000 as the minimum wage for workers, the TUC proposed a figure of N447,000 per worker.

However, the two unions submitted to the government a proposal for N615,000 as the new minimum wage, stating that it was a reflection of the current economic challenges.

A reliable source in the SGF office disclosed that from all indications, the federal government would consider an amount ranging from N150,000 to N200,000, and it would be tabled before the committee for further negotiation.

Six states demand N6k as minimum wage earlier reported that workers in Taraba and Gombe states are demanding for a new minimum wage of N60,000.

This is contrary to the demands of workers in the southwest, who were demanding a minimum of N794,000.

The workers in the geopolitical zones in the country are presenting their demands to the presidential tripartite committee on the national minimum wage.



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