SGF Receives Tripartite Committee Report (See details)

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, has formally received the recommendations of the 37-member Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage.

The report, which seeks to revise wage standards for Nigerian workers, is slated for submission to President Muhammadu Buhari in the near future.

The Director of Information and Public Relations in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Segun Imohiosen, provided this update in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.

The committee, chaired by Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji, was established by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 30, in accordance with the provisions of the Minimum Wage Act of 2019.

The Tripartite Committee’s main mandate has been to assess and propose a new national minimum wage applicable to workers in both the public and private sectors.

The statement reads, “The Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage has concluded its assignment and submitted Report to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Monday, 10th June, 2024.

“A formal presentation of the Report will be made to Mr. President for appropriate action, when the leadership of the Organised Labour as well as representatives of Government and Organised Private Sector, who are presently in Geneva, Switzerland for the ongoing International Labour Organisation ILO Conference, return to the country”.

The president is expected to look at the report and arrive at a middle ground, following its proposal of a N62,000 minimum wage and the rejection by organized labour.