Labour Issues Deadline as FG and Committee Reconvene over New Minimum Wage

The organized labour has set a deadline of May 31, 2024, for the federal government to conclude all processes related to the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

Sources familiar with the operations of the tripartite committee established by the Federal Government revealed that the minimum wage committee will reconvene today, May 15, 2024, to continue its deliberations.

Plateau News also learned that labor is steadfast in its demand for a proposed minimum wage of N615,000, although the government has not disclosed any specific figure yet. Following the zonal hearings conducted nationwide on March 7, there has been limited information regarding the committee’s activities.

However, sources confirmed to Punch that the minimum wage committee is scheduled to reconvene for discussions today.

One of the sources affirmed, “Yes, the minimum wage committee will convene on Wednesday.” They mentioned that reports from all zones across the country have been submitted.

“Our expectations are clear,” they continued. “We have set a deadline for the Federal Government to conclude all processes related to the national minimum wage by the end of May. If not, we will be compelled to take necessary action to ensure compliance.”

“So, we expect that as they convene, they will also be mindful of the deadline we’ve given them to ensure a prompt conclusion of the process.

Organized labour has made its demands to the Federal Government, and so far, we haven’t received any concrete offer from the government.”