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Tinubu Fumes Over Delay in Constituting New Minimum Wage Committee

HANNAH ONI

Adewale Ajayi,

 

 

President Bola Tinubu has expressed his displeasure over the delay in constituting the new Minimum wage committee.

The current minimum wage of N30,000 is  expected to expire by March and the new minimum wage is to be in place first week of April.

Although, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Joe Ajaero had recently told Nigerians that the labour has already constituted its committee to interface with the federal government team, and  government is yet to constitute its team for the minimum wage review.

It was gathered that the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF) is saddled with the responsibility of setting up the committee.

A presidency source stated that President Tinubu was not happy during the Federal Executive Council, (FEC) meeting that, the committee to review the minimum wage was not yet constituted.

According to the source, “The President was fuming that up till now the new Minimum Wage Committee is not constituted. But I am sure within one week the committee will be in place.”

Asked on the possibility that the committee will meet up with the April take off date of a new Minimum wage, the source said within one week the committee will be in place.

“The government will meet up with the April date. Government is making every effort that there is a cordial relationship between the government and labour.”

It will be recalled that labour has accused the government of not keeping to its promises. The source said that there will be a new cooperation with labour and all the relevant stakeholders, to ensure that all the parties are on the same page to make sure that they work for the general interest of the working class.

 

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