Breaking: Finally, Labour/FG ‘agree’ on minimum wage

The Federal Government and organised labour on Thursday finally agreed on the percentage increase on the consequential adjustment in workers’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage of N30,000.

As the meeting reached an advanced stage, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, tweeted from the venue that both parties had reached an agreement, but he did not give details.

The tweet read,

“After some delicate negotiations (with both ministers as conciliators), the government and labour have finally reached an agreement on the consequential adjustment of other wages following the implementation of the enhanced minimum wage of N30,000. We are working on the communiqué.”

President Muhammadu Buhari in April signed into law the Minimum wage act 2019 of N30.000. With this agreement, the controversy about the minimum wage will be put to rest.

The delegations of the organised labour on the negotiations on the day 3 was headed by NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba, TUC General Secretary Comrade Musa Lawal, the chairman of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) Simon Anchaver, Secretary of the JNPSNC Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal.

On the government side, the delegation was headed by the acting Head of Service of the Federation Folashade Yemi – Esan, Minister of Labour and Employment State Festus Keyamo, Permanent Secretary William Alo and the acting Head of the National Salaries Income and Wages Commission Ekpo Nta.

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