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NLC Refutes Claims Of Minimum Wage Agreement

The claims by the Federal Government of Nigeria, through President Bola Ahmed Tinubu that an agreement has been reached on new national minimum wages has been rejected by Organised Labour.

This was revealed the Tinubu’s his nationwide broadcast to mark the 2024 Democracy Day on Wednesday.

In his speech, Tinubu said that a consensus had been reached on the long-debated new minimum wage between the Federal Government and organised labour.

Tinubu stated that an executive bill will soon be sent to the National Assembly to formalise the new minimum wage agreement.

He also stressed that in addressing the demands of labour unions, his administration chose a democratic approach over dictatorship.

In response to the situation, the acting President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Prince Adewale Adeyanju, in a statement on Wednesday, said there was no agreement reached by the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage at the time negotiations ended on Friday, June 7, 2024.

Adeyanju stated that rather, two figures such as N250,000 from Organised Labour and N62,000 from the government and Organised Private Sector, were arrived at and ought to have been submitted to the President.

The labour leader affirmed that anything to the contrary was not only doctored but won’t be accepted by Labour.

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