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FG, Labour Leaders Resume Negotiations In Abuja Over Minimum Wage

Members of the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage, comprising government representatives, organised labour, and the organised private sector, have resumed talks on a new minimum wage for workers in Nigeria.

The committee reconvened at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja on Wednesday.


The Federal Government was represented at the meeting by the Minister of Finance, Wale Edun; the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Atiku Bagudu; the Minister of Labour; Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, and representatives of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, along with the Head of Service of the Federation.

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, and the President of the Trade Union Congress, Festus Osifo, were in attendance on behalf of organized labor.

The Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulateef Shittu, was present at the meeting even though none of the state governors were there at the time of filing this report.

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