Minimum Wage Committee Meets Behind Closed Doors In Abuja

A meeting of the tripartite committee on a new national minimum wage has commenced in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Naija News reports that Friday’s meeting is the fifth since the suspension of the nationwide strike declared by organized labour to press for an increased national minimum wage.

The meeting is being held behind closed doors at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja. Some prominent members of the committee in attendance include:

– Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF)

– Minister of Labour and Employment (State) Nkiruka Onyejeocha

– Governor of Imo State Hope Uzodimma

– Representative of the Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission

– Minister of Finance Wale Edun

– Minister of Budget and National Planning Atiku Bagudu

There are indications that a figure for the new minimum wage may be announced after the meeting on Friday.

Details will be provided as they become available.