Labour to FG on Minimum wage: It’s N30,000 or strike

Labour’s position is coming against the backdrop of the information from the Presidency and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, that President Buhari, contrary to media reports, was yet to approve the proposal of the Ama People-led tripartite committee for the least paid worker to earn N30,000.

Organised Labour on Wednesday reacted to the position of the Presidency and the Federal Government that President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to accede to the proposal of a N30,000 National Minimum Wage for Nigerian workers.
Labour’s position is coming against the backdrop of the information from the Presidency and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, that President Buhari, contrary to media reports, was yet to approve the proposal of the Ama Pepple-led tripartite committee for the least paid worker to earn N30,000.
Reacting to the development, the General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Musa Lawal, said Organised Labour shelved its planned strike because the government had expressed its willingness to accept the report of the tripartite committee.
Lawal said failure to fully implement the report of the committee would be resisted.
He said: “They can say anything they want to say.
“Why were they panicky before?
“Why did they agree to the N30,000?
“They can call it a mere recommendation or whatever they want to call it, but the important thing is that at the end of the day, if we do not get the N30,000, they know what we will do.”
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