Labour Rejects Tinubu’s Claims Of Agreement On New Minimum Wage

Organised Labour has reacted to President Bola Tinubu’s announcement that an agreement has been reached on new national minimum wages in his nationwide broadcast to make Democracy Day.

According to the Acting President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Prince Adewale Adeyanju, at the time negotiations ended on Friday, June 7, there was no agreement reached by the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage.

The statement reads, “The NLC would have expected that the advisers of the President would have told him that we neither reached any agreement with the federal government and the employers on the base figure for a National Minimum Wage nor on its other components.

“Our demand still remains N250,000, (two hundred and fifty thousand Naira) only and we have not been given any compelling reasons to change this position which we consider a great concession by Nigerian workers during the tripartite negotiation process.

“We are therefore surprised at the submission of Mr. President over a supposed agreement. We believe that he may have been misled into believing that there was an agreement with the NLC and TUC. There was none and it is important that we let the President, Nigerians and other national stakeholders understand this immediately to avoid a mix-up in the ongoing conversation around the national minimum wage.”

Labour noted that anything to the contrary was not only doctored but won’t be accepted by Labour.

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