After Strike, FG, Labour, Private Sector Reconvene For Minimum Wage Discussions (see details)

Negotiations for a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers have restarted, with representatives from organized labour, the private sector, and both federal and state governments reconvening.

Plateau News reports that the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage resumed discussions on Wednesday at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja.

Delegates from the Federal Government, including Minister of Finance Wale Edun, Minister of Budget and National Planning Atiku Bagudu, and Minister of State for Labour Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, attended the meeting.

Representatives from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Head of Service of the Federation were also present.

Representing Organised Labour were the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, and the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo.

Although none of the state governors were present, the Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulateef Shittu, was in attendance.

Following the agreement to suspend the strike on Tuesday, it was decided that the committee would meet daily for one week until a new minimum wage for workers was agreed upon.

President Bola Tinubu instructed the committee to expedite the process, finalize the calculations, and submit them to him without delay.

The President reaffirmed his commitment to a wage exceeding N60,000, while the TUC and NLC indicated their willingness to adjust their N494,000 demand.

The indefinite strike was suspended on Tuesday after Organised Labour and the Federal Government agreed to continue daily negotiations.

Wednesday’s meeting marked the first session since this agreement.