Minimum Wage: Government, Labour Meet

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Minister of Labour, Sen. Chris Ngige
Minister of Labour, Sen. Chris Ngige

ABUJA (Min of Labour Report) – The Minister of Labour and Employment,, Sen. Chris Ngige, met separately with the members of Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, the leadership of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria(TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) to resolve the impasse over the consequential adjustment of the National Minimum Wage.

After the separate deliberations, it was resolved that each group would hold further meetings to sort out all outstanding disagreements, before a high-level conclusive meeting, to wrap up all discussions, paving the way for an equable implementation of the consequential adjustment of the Minimum Wage scheduled for Tuesday, 15th October, 2019.

Those in attendance were the Hon. Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed; Hon. Minister of State, Finance, Budget and Planning, Clement Agba; Hon. Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo(SAN); Acting Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi- Esan; Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze; Acting Chairman, National Salaries Income and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta; and the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

Also present were Deputy President, NLC, Comrade Amaechi Asogwuni; the General Secretary of the NLC, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja; Comrade Achaver Simon, as well as the representatives of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), standing in for the Labour.

Charles Akpan
Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations.