FG, Labour Meeting Ends With President Tinubu’s Plege To Increase N60,000 Minimum Wage

The Federal Government and Organised Labour ended their negotiation meeting on Tuesday night with a commitment from government to increase its offer of N60,000 as minimum wage.

The latest development was conveyed in a communique issued after the meeting.

Read the Commique bellow:

Further to the negotiation by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage (NMW) and subsequent withdrawal of Labour from negotiation, the Leadership of the National Assembly intervened on 2nd June, 2024.

The Organised Labour declared nationwide strike on Monday, 3rd June, 2024 to drive home its demands.

The Federal Government, in the National interest, convened a meeting with Labour held in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday 3rd June, with a view to ending the strike action.

After exhaustive deliberation and engagement by both parties, the following resolutions were reached:

The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria is committed to a National Minimum Wage that is higher than N60,000;

II. Arising from the above, the Tripartite Committee is to meet everyday for the next one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable National Minimum Wage;

III. Labour in deference to the high esteem of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria’s commitment in (ii) above undertakes to convene a meeting of its organs immediately to consider this commitment; and

IV. No worker would be victimized as a result of the industrial action.

Done in Abuja on the 3rd of June, 2024.


For the Federal Government of Nigeria:

Mohammed Idris
Minister of Information and National Orientation

Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha
Minister of State for Labour and Employment

For the Organised Labour:

Joe Ajaero
President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Festus Osifo
President, Trade Union Congress.

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